Recently, the Supreme Court heard a case related to two Catholic schools and whether or not employees are allowed to sue their employers for discrimination. One case involved a worker who alleged disability discrimination after she disclosed her breast cancer diagnosis, and another case revolved around a teacher who alleged age discrimination. Here, the Los […]read more
If you are employed in California, then you generally have extensive protections from discrimination in the workplace. While federal law does protect workers in the country against most forms of discrimination, California state law typically provides extended protection, particularly when it comes to the LGBTQ community. Now, thanks to a recent ruling by the US […]read more
As the economies of California and the rest of the United States begin to gradually open up after major shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, one major news story is dominating headlines in the state – the lawsuit against Uber and Lyft. The state of California and many city governments are joining together in an […]read more
As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the United States, many people have lost their jobs. Our economy has come to a standstill in many places. However, many workers have seen an increase in their hours. From Amazon distribution centers to grocery stores, workers are struggling to keep up. At The Kaufman Law Firm, we want […]read more
#Copingwithunemployment. The subject today is how to #cope with the pandemic. Things look bad right now in many ways. People are being laid off and others getting sick. Most of us are freaked out by the uncertainty of the future. Here are some tips I use to cope with dread. Stop Following the Coronavirus News. […]read more
This is for California employees with labor law and employment law claims. 1. My employer laid me off. Can they do that? What should I do? Yes, unfortunately they can. You are eligible for unemployment benefits and should make a claim with the Employment Development Department. https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/ 2. I am an exempt salaried employee, but […]read more
The subject today is 1099’ed workers. This is for California employees with labor law and employment law claims. This is a question the office has been getting: I receive 1099 for work. Can I get unemployment benefits? Maybe. If you wrongly were given 1099, you might get benefits. In 2019, California Legislature passed legislation which […]read more
Sexual discrimination in the workplace is illegal in California. However, as we have learned, thanks to the #MeToo movement, women and men are treated differently in the workplace. The former general manager of the Los Angeles Sparks has filed a lawsuit against the team alleging she was fired for making complaints about inappropriate sexual relationships […]read more
Last year, the developer behind the popular game “League of Legends” reached a preliminary settlement with former female employees who filed a gender discrimination lawsuit last year. The company, Riot Games, allegedly agreed to pay them $10 million. However, the state of California did not see this as a fair settlement and is stepping into […]read more
For years, job applicants and employees in this state have had to submit to mandatory arbitration when they make allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or other serious allegations against coworkers or their employer. Assembly Bill 51 was set to change this practice, but it has hit a roadblock. At the Kaufman Law Firm, we […]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 a free initial consultation to discuss your case.