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January 2018 Archives

Family and Medical Leave Act a foundational benefit

Many individuals will face a medical need or will require time to help a sick or disabled family member. A federal program known as the Family and Medical Leave Act provides the ability for most employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave from their jobs without endangering their employment. California has also supplemented this program with an additional paid family leave insurance program for state residents. 

Employment discrimination rampant in STEM fields

Technology and science industries are rapidly advancing across much of California, but some people insist that they are being left out. Despite millions of new jobs in science, technology, engineering and math -- STEM -- minorities tend to be underrepresented in these fields. Many claim that this is not due to a lack of qualified candidates, but because of employment discrimination.

Wrongful termination alleged in California hotel lawsuit

An ex-employee of a hotel chain claims that she was mistreated on the job and later fired unfairly. The woman was formerly employed with a California Four Seasons hotel. She claims that her employer singled her out based on her race and exposed her to unsafe working conditions. When she spoke out about the treatment, the woman says the case escalated to one of wrongful termination

Former Google teacher alleges employment discrimination

A preschool teacher within the tech giant Google has alleged that it pays its female employees less. The allegation comes at a time when the California-based company has been under fire for similar claims of employment discrimination. Google denies the allegations, saying that the reports of unequal pay do not take other circumstances into consideration. 

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