Not far from Westlake Village, in Pasadena, a recently settled case has shed light on the way employers may hold some employees to standards they do not hold other employees to. According to the Pasadena-Star News, recently, a former registered nurse at Huntington Memorial Hospital settled a wrongful termination and discrimination case against their employer. […]read more
Employers have a responsibility to ensure their workers are not the victims of on-the-job sexual harassment. They must take all reasonable steps to be aware of harassment when it is occurring, and they must respond thoroughly and promptly when employees complain about sexual harassment in the workplace. Unfortunately, some employers do not fulfill this duty. […]read more
California law requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees who are disabled or struggle with health conditions. Sometimes, employers are unwilling to make such accommodations. They may instead terminate employees. This might have happened to an Agoura Hills couple. They are now taking legal action to remedy the situation. Spouses Doug Olson, 68, and […]read more
As a worker in the State of California, you have the right to cooperate with investigators who suspect that your employer may have engaged in unsafe or illegal practices. An example of such a practice would be ignoring OSHA safety regulations. Additionally, you have the right to file reports with government agencies and law enforcement […]read more
Employers tend to have substantial flexibility when giving reasons for terminating employees. That’s not to say an employer can fire you for absolutely any reason they see fit. In California, there are potential instances when an employer may be breaking the law by terminating an employee. Do you believe that you have been the victim […]read more
California law requires that employees be able to work in safe environments that don’t pose unreasonable risks to not only their physical safety, but their mental and emotional wellbeing too. Someone working in an environment where they are made to feel excessively stressed or uncomfortable may be operating in what’s known as a hostile work […]read more
With California Governor Gavin Newsom signing a hefty amount of new bills that will affect workplace and labor laws in 2022, we thought it was important for you to be in the know about some of the more significant changes. In addition to the various state employment laws that went into effect on January 1, […]read more
In early August 2021, the California Department of Public Health announced an order that would require those working (both paid and unpaid) in indoor settings of healthcare facility services to have their first dose of a one-dose Covid-19 regimen or second dose of a two-dose regimen by September 30, 2021. Whether you work in the […]read more
Eserick “TJ” Watkins is not a doctor, but he is one of the seven non-physician members actively serving on the 15-member panel comprising the California Medical Board. Since being appointed in 2019, he has been observing the board from the inside. Now, he is speaking out, blowing the whistle on the board’s accountability issues. Change […]read more
Labor unrest seems to be the plot conflict in Hollywood these days. Months of contentious negotiations between the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the studios finally came to an end after they reached a deal to prevent crew members from striking and bringing the entertainment industry to a painstaking halt. If you […]read more
Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.
To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.