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Can You Be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Posted on: November 30, 2018

Employers are prohibited from terminating an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If you are hurt or develop an illness at work, you may be entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides no-fault coverage for employees who are injured or become ill at work. But […] read more →

What Are You Entitled To When You Leave Your Job in California?

Posted on: November 29, 2018

If your employer does not comply, you may be entitled to recover damages. We have all been there: leaving a job for any number of reasons, and waiting impatiently for our final paycheck and other paperwork. Many workers have been in a situation where their employers are all too eager to get back their own […] read more →

Is the Weedkiller Roundup Linked to Cancer?

Posted on: November 26, 2018

The result of one lawsuit may lead to major changes in how the product is manufactured. Roundup is the most popular herbicide, or weedkiller. If you look in your garage or basement, you might even have a bottle or two stashed for when you need to get rid of some weeds poking up in the […] read more →

Does Federal Law Protect Transgender Employees?

Posted on: November 25, 2018

The EEOC and DOJ filed opposing briefs before the Supreme Court in a recent case. On most legal issues, the federal government generally presents a united front. It is unusual for one agency to oppose another in a legal proceeding — yet that is exactly what happened in a recent case, raising the question of […] read more →

What Is Workplace Sexual Harassment?

Posted on: November 20, 2018

It is a form of sex discrimination that may entitle the victim to file a legal claim. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the laws of all 50 states, sexual harassment is forbidden in the workplace. Most Americans understand that sexual harassment is against the law, but may not be […] read more →

What to Ask Before Contacting a Social Security Disability Lawyer

Posted on: November 9, 2018

These two questions can help you make a smart decision about applying for benefits. Social Security disability benefits are designed to help those Americans who are unable to work due to a disability with cash benefits. They can be tremendously important for anyone with a disability, yet qualifying for these types of benefits can be […] read more →

The EEOC Process for Wrongful Termination Cases

Posted on: October 30, 2018

The agency may prosecute the case itself or issue a Right to Sue letter. Throughout the country, most employees are at-will, which means that they can be fired for any legal, non-discriminatory reason. If you are not in a union and do not have an employment contract, you are likely an at-will employee. As a […] read more →

New California Sexual Harassment Laws Allow Workers to Sue for Single Incident of Harassment

Posted on: October 27, 2018

The law was passed in response to the #MeToo movement. In fall 2017, the problem of sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace came to national prominence as the #MeToo movement swept the nation. While many Americans were aware that this was an issue, few were aware of the scope of the problem until women […] read more →

California Age Discrimination Claims Are on the Rise

Posted on: October 20, 2018

20% of all complaints made to the state involved claims of age discrimination. In 2013, the California Legislature authorized the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) to file lawsuits under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, California’s expansive anti-discrimination law. In the last year, the DFEH started a new process, with the goal […] read more →

National Retailers Selling Jewelry Containing Dangerous Metal Cadmium

Posted on: October 15, 2018

The metal is known to cause cancer, kidney damage, and reproductive problems. A new study from the Center for Environment Health (CEH) has revealed something scary: a toxic metal has been found in jewelry sold in national retail stores such as Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya. The metal, cadmium, has been linked to cancer, kidney […] read more →

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