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June 2012 Archives

California lawsuit alleges sex and pregnancy discrimination

A seven-year employee of Zionist Organization of America accuses the organization of workplace discrimination and wrongful termination after she took maternity leave. The organization's president took the stand as the final witness in the bench trial last week. The employee was the California-based national director for the group's campus activities department. The group advocates on issues regarding Israel and has an estimated $4 million budget.

Former Stockton Fire Chief files wrongful termination lawsuit

The former Fire Chief for the city of Stockton, California, is claiming he was the victim of religious discrimination and was wrongfully terminated. The wrongful termination suit was filed against the Stockton City Manager and Deputy City Manager as well as the city. As many in California may have heard, the city of Stockton is heading towards bankruptcy, which could put the final outcome of the case well into the future.

Sexual harassment, wrongful termination suit settled in Oakland

An out of court settlement was reached last month in an employment discrimination lawsuit filed by a former community relations director for the Golden State Warriors NBA basketball team. The suit accused former guard, Monta Ellis of sexual harassment, claiming the player sent the plaintiff unsolicited text messages that included explicit photos.

California scores top grade in family-friendly employment laws

The non-profit advocacy organization, National Partnership for Women & Families issued a new report titled "Expecting Better," which graded every state, including D.C., on how well the state and its programs and laws support new parents. California was one of only two states to receive the top score of an A-. No states received an A or A+ grade in the report. According to the non-profit, there are gaps in the Family and Medical Leave Act, which is the only federal employment law that allows new parents to take unpaid time off when a new child arrives.

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