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November 2015 Archives

Woman claims she was fired based on employment discrimination

In tough economy, workers losing their jobs can face unnecessary hardships if it happens because of a company's wrongdoing. Although the law states that all employees should be treated fairly, some companies in California and elsewhere believe they are above the law. A female driver for a trucking company alleges that she was the victim of employment discrimination, which ultimately forced her to lose her job.

Employment discrimination: Scientist older than 40 gets fired

Men and woman in California and elsewhere who have been working for many years are typically valuable assets to companies due to the vast amount of knowledge and expertise they have accumulated. However, older workers are generally higher up on the income ladder than their younger colleagues. For this reason, getting rid of older workers is often a tactic used to bring about company savings. A business in another state is facing an employment discrimination lawsuit that was filed by a scientist who believes she was fired because of her age.

Transgender man files for employment discrimination against Giant

A former employee of Giant supermarkets outside of California alleges that he was pressured to present himself as a woman even though he identified as a man. The plaintiff claims that he was the victim of employment discrimination because of his gender identity. He began working for the defendant in 2011 while still attending high school. Immediately after he was hired, he began to present himself as a male.

Barber awarded $100,000 in successful wrongful termination claim

California workers with disabilities have clear rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and additional protection is provided by the Fair Employment and Housing Act. Sadly, some employers are ignorant of these laws, or they disregard the needs of workers with physical limitations. Fortunately, such employers can be held accountable for wrongful termination and discrimination.

Study shows disability discrimination a problem in companies

One study recently showed that individuals with one or more disabilities have a higher chance of facing workplace discrimination than are those without disabilities. The study also showed that discrimination incidences also increased as employees gained more experience. Fortunately, people in California who experience disability discrimination have the right to seek justice through the state's civil court system.

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