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August 2016 Archives

Constructive dismissal: Different from wrongful termination?

Most employers in California seek to provide every employee with a working environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Unfortunately, many workers are faced with wrongful termination when they do not adhere to their employers' illegal practices. In some cases, instead of firing an employee, an employer could create a work environment so intolerable that an employee feels the only course of action is to resign. In legal terms, this is considered constructive dismissal.

Former CEO accused of sexual harassment and other infractions

One of the main reasons for the laws governing employment practices is to protect workers from superiors who abuse their power in the workplace. It is uncomfortable to contemplate, but these abuses still persist in many companies in California and elsewhere throughout the country. Recently, a lawsuit was filed against a former CEO and major political supporter, alleging sexual harassment and other illegal employment practices.

Ways that workers can deal with employment discrimination

There are broad federal and state regulations that protect workers from inequity in the workplace. Employment discrimination can take a number of forms in California, such as when employers show bias based upon race, sex, disability, religion and a host of other protected classes. In these circumstances, there are steps workers may take to ensure that their rights are protected.

Employers still find problems with Family Medical Leave Act

Though federal laws were passed in 1993 to protect workers when they needed to take time off for family or medical reasons, some companies still dodge the rules when possible. Cases in California involving family responsibility discrimination have increased tremendously as a result. For many workers, litigation involving the Family Medical Leave Act has become very common.

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