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November 2018 Archives

Pregnancy discrimination and the FMLA

This blog has written previously about the many rights expectant mothers in California enjoy. These rights are enshrined in several different laws, both state and federal. Together, they ensure that a Fresno mom does not have to choose between having a child and maintaining her career. One such law which protects pregnant women, at least indirectly, is the Family & Medical Leave Act, or FMLA.

Walmart settles suit, will offer seats to its cashiers

Walmart has agreed to pay $65 million to settle a class action suit that has been pending for almost a decade. If approved, around 100,000 Walmart cashiers, some of whom have since left the company, may be eligible for a payout. The payout could be up to around $1,000 for cashiers who remained at Walmart for a number of years.

Can I practice my faith while I am at work?

People in Fresno practice a variety of religions, and some may hold strong moral beliefs but practice no religion in particular. Both federal laws and California laws prohibit employers in this state from discriminating against people, including current employees and job applicants, because of their religious beliefs and practices. This means that an employer cannot fire, discipline, or otherwise take an adverse action against an employee because of their religion.

California employers must take steps to help pregnant moms

A previous post on this blog discussed a sad case in which a pregnant mom, who was a California prison guard, lost her baby after she had to break up a fight involving inmates. The woman is now suing her employer on account of its medical leave policy, a policy which she claims served to discriminate against pregnant employees.

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