Nowadays, we are hyper-connected because of social media platforms that are easily accessible on both computers and mobile devices. Practically all employees have access to the Internet as part of their job in some capacity, and must fight the urge to update or check their social media pages while working. This is because there are several ways that using social media at work can get you fired in California.
California has laws that protect employees from being sexually harassed in the workplace. Employees are protected from unwanted sexual advances, a hostile work environment, and from their employers using sexual favors as a condition of the benefit of employment. If you believe that you have been subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace, you need to take action immediately. What follows are the steps a California employee should take if he or she is subjected to sexual harassment at work.
Our passionate employment attorneys at Hennig Ruiz support and volunteer their time to several LGBTQ organizations in Los Angeles. We also often use our Twitter account to equip the California LGBTQ community with helpful information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination laws. However, our account also focuses on other areas of employment law. Therefore, we have created a new infographic that lists some of our favorite LGBTQ Twitter accounts in California.
From the latest developments in LGBTQ employee protections, to California LGBTQ news, and resources for LGBTQ families, you will be sure to find incredibly valuable content by following these Twitter handles.
Oracle was recently hit by two separate employment lawsuits both directed at problems concerning the tech giant’s employees. On one front, the U.S. Department of Labor is suing Oracle for allegedly engaging in discriminatory recruiting and hiring practices as well as engaging in unfair pay practices. Additionally, Oracle is being sued in a class action lawsuit by its employees for alleged violations of California labor laws by imposing clawback provisions on earned commissions after employees have been “replanned”.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is federal law that protects disabled employees from being discriminated against in the workplace. Consistent with the ADA, employees with disabilities are permitted under California disability discrimination law to request reasonable accommodations from their employers in order to help them perform their job duties.
A reasonable accommodation is some modification or adjustment that helps an employee with a disability to have an equal opportunity to perform essential functions of his or her job. Employers are required to provide disabled employees with reasonable accommodations so long as the cost of the reasonable accommodation would not be considered an undue hardship for the employer.
The average California employee spends more than forty hours a week working, which leaves little time to meet new people and develop a love interest. As a result, many employees find themselves interested in a fellow co-worker and wonder if they are allowed to date their co-workers without getting into trouble, or worse – fired. But can you be fired for dating a co-worker in California? Every case is unique, but generally speaking, you cannot be fired solely for dating a co-worker in California.
ESPN has been hit with a wrongful termination lawsuit after firing veteran tennis commentator Doug Adler for making what the sports media network is calling a racist remark about Venus Williams during the Australian Open. Adler claims that he is not guilty of any wrongdoing – and that the cable network knows he is innocent.
A class action lawsuit was recently filed in California against Carl Karcher Enterprises LLC (CKE) by one current and one former employee of the company’s famous fast food burger chain, Carl’s Jr. The suit alleges that Carl’s Jr. unlawfully suppresses employee wages by preventing franchisees from hiring workers from other franchisees. The employees claim that CKE and its CEO, Andrew Puzder illegally suppress workers’ wages to “ensure that franchisees make money.”
If your boss is making your work environment hostile by directing belittling comments at you, shouting, teasing or causing physical harm to you or other employees, you may wonder what you can do about it. While some people think that they can sue their boss for being a bully, the fact of the matter is that bullying itself is not prohibited by federal or California law. However, there are certain instances where workplace bullying can result in legal protection for employees.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released its 2016 enforcement and litigation data. During fiscal year 2016, the agency secured more than $482.1 million for workers who were subjected to discrimination in private, state and local government, and federal workplaces.
The agency also released the number of discrimination charges it received by state. Of the 91,503 nationwide charges in 2016, 5,870 of them were filed in California alone.