Both state law and federal law technically protect workers from being victims of sexual harassment in California. Unfortunately, sexual harassment in the workplace continues to be an issue across virtually all industries. According to the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, charges of workplace sexual harassment are increasing, not decreasing, as one would hope. It’s also… Continue reading Workplace Sexual Harassment And Remote Work: Common Examples
In California, workers over the age of 40 are technically protected from age-related discrimination thanks to both federal and state laws. This doesn’t mean age discrimination in the workplace never occurs. On the contrary, this is becoming an increasingly significant problem. For example, according to a recent AARP study, approximately two out of every three… Continue reading How Employers Commit Ageism In Job Postings
California’s whistleblower laws prohibit employers from retaliating against workers who contact the authorities, cooperate with investigators, or otherwise disclose information when said workers have reason to believe their employers have violated the law. This doesn’t mean retaliation against whistleblowers never occurs in California. When it does, it will often take the form of termination. An… Continue reading Employee Loses Unlawful Retaliation Case Against Sacramento County
As a worker in the State of California, you might already know it’s against the law for an employer to discriminate against you due to such factors as your gender, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, etc. However, some Californians don’t realize it is also against the law for an employer to discriminate against a… Continue reading Common Examples Of Marital Status Discrimination
Losing a job is not a life circumstance many wishes to think about. However, even if you are a strong employee, you must be prepared for the possibility that you will one day be let go for reasons that may not be due to your performance. For example, perhaps your employer is struggling financially and… Continue reading Why Negotiate a Severance Agreement With an Employment Law Attorney?
Each state has its own labor code. This means that employment laws vary from one state to another. These differences can impact both employers and employees in numerous ways. For example, in many states, there are certain rights employees are granted under a labor code that may be waived in unique circumstances. Knowing which rights… Continue reading What Rights Can’t An Employee Waive in California?
California workers have a legal right to work in environments where they do not have to worry about being harassed or unreasonably mistreated. If you have been denied this right, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit. To win your case, you need to prove that you were employed in a hostile… Continue reading How to Document a Hostile Work Environment
Employees in California are, in many ways, relatively fortunate when compared to workers in other states. California lawmakers routinely prioritize the rights of employees. While some employers believe this to be unfair, at JML Law, we believe protecting workers is essential. Thus, we are always pleased to learn of new developments that stand to benefit… Continue reading California Supreme Court Decides Break Period Premiums Are Wages
Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace is among the top duties of any employer. You have a responsibility to ensure your workers feel safe. There are various steps you can take to cultivate a work environment where sexual harassment is not a problem. The following are just a few noteworthy ideas to consider. Establish Official… Continue reading 4 Ways to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Gender discrimination in the workplace can take many forms. Thus, sometimes victims of gender discrimination don’t even fully realize they are being improperly treated based on their gender identity. It would be impossible to cover all forms of potential workplace gender discrimination in a single blog entry. The following are merely a few basic examples… Continue reading 4 Common Examples of Gender Discrimination in the Workplace