It’s illegal in California for employers to retaliate against whistleblowers. If an employee files complaints regarding everything from discrimination to safety violations, or if they simply cooperate with investigators who may be looking into such matters, their employer can’t respond by terminating their employment or taking other such actions. This doesn’t mean employers always obey… Continue reading California Supreme Court Decision May Influence Future Workplace Retaliation Cases
Your goal when interviewing for a job is to make the best possible impression on a potential employer. You may thus feel you should answer all their questions thoroughly and honestly. This is understandable. However, it’s important to understand that for legal reasons, an employer may not be able to ask certain questions during an… Continue reading Questions an Employer Should Not Ask During a Job Interview
With California Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature on legislation in early February, most California workers can now count on up to two weeks of paid leave for absences due to COVID-19-related sickness. This legislation—Assembly Bill 84—effectively reinstates the previous supplemental sick leave benefits workers formerly had access to earlier in the pandemic. That law expired in… Continue reading Supplemental Sick Pay Reinstated for Many California Workers
A lawsuit filed in Wyoming Circuit Court on April 2 sees a Mercer County man claim wrongful termination against four mining and energy companies; Justice Highway Mining Inc., Dynamic Energy, Inc., Bluestone Industries, Inc., and EIN Energy, LLC. Ricky M. Varney has filed the suit on the grounds that he was wrongfully terminated after refusing… Continue reading Wrongful Termination Suit Brought against Four Mining and Energy Companies
Getting fired is tough. But getting fired – or wrongfully terminated – when discrimination is involved or public policy is violated is even tougher. Unless you are your own boss, you’re never immune from being terminated from a job, even when you feel like you’re the most qualified out of your co-workers. Being wrongfully terminated… Continue reading What is Considered Wrongful Termination in Los Angeles?