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Matthew A. Kaufman has successfully represented employees in the areas of Family Medical Leave, Disability Discrimination and Wage & Commissions disputes for more than 20 years

June 2014 Archives

Nurse feels hospital handled sexual harassment case poorly

Employers have a responsibility to ensure that their staff are able to feel safe and comfortable in the workplace. Unfortunately, some are negligent in this duty, while others go as far as to abuse their power, causing physical or emotional harm to their employees. Sadly, California is no exception and many employees experience sexual harassment at work, or are subjected to a hostile work environment.

Former Disney employee sues over alleged wrongful termination

Losing your job is never a pleasant experience, but what if you did nothing to deserve it? Or worse, what if you were fired because your employer simply thought you were too old? This is exactly what a former employee of Disney alleges happened to him. Now he is pursuing a wrongful termination claim in a California court.

Costco to pay $8 million in sex discrimination case

Discrimination of any kind is both unpleasant and unnecessary and it certainly has no place in the workplace. If you do your job and follow the rules, why should you be treated any differently to anyone else doing the same thing. Sadly, many employees are made to feel uncomfortable by discrimination in the workplace as a result of their gender, age, race, or even because of their disabilities or sexual preference.

New bill to aid workers in reclaiming unpaid wages

For many workers, the weekly wage is just enough to pay the rent and cover the bare essentials. For some, it's a struggle even to do that much. Imagine, then, how much harder it becomes when all of a sudden those wages don't get paid. How can a family survive if the breadwinner isn't receiving his or her due? A new bill in California aims to help workers in this situation by allowing them to place liens on their employer's properties.

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