Illegal Reasons For Firing Employees
Illegal Reasons For Firing Employees On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Wrongful Termination on Monday, October 16, 2017. Employees in California work at will, which means they can be fired at any time for any lawful reason. However, it is illegal firing an employee on the basis of discrimination or retaliation. These exclusions are valid for both, at-will …
Debunking 5 Myths About Wrongful Termination
Debunking 5 Myths About Wrongful Termination On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Wrongful Termination on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Wrongful termination. These two words can do much damage to a business if a former employee proves that his/her firing was illegal. And yet there are so many myths and misconceptions revolving around these two words. “How can you possibly …
Can an Undesirable Job Reference Be Seen As Employer Retaliation?
Can an Undesirable Job Reference Be Seen As Employer Retaliation? On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Retaliation on Friday, September 29, 2017. According to federal and state law in California, it can. When your employer says, “You’re fired!” it feels like your life can’t possibly get any worse. You take a few weeks off to Netflix-and-chill at home as you go through …
Dole Shutting Down and Laying Off
Dole Shutting Down and Laying Off On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Employment Law on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The agricultural company Dole who is based in westlake Village is planning to close its strawberry growing farms in Southern California effective October 6. This will leave 172 farmworkers without a job. The well-known company and one of the world’s …
Can an Employer Refuse to Hire Me because I am Pregnant?
Can an Employer Refuse to Hire Me because I am Pregnant? On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Pregnancy Discrimination on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The answer is no. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act does not allow employers with 15 or more employees to discriminate against a woman who is pregnant, has related medical conditions or has recently given birth to a child. All of these …
California Updates FEHA Guidelines
California Updates FEHA Guidelines On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Employee Rights on Friday, September 1, 2017. Recently , California updated the terms of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) that requires employers take steps to prevent and correct discriminatory, harassment and retaliation actions. A guide was issued for employers to clarifying the obligations required under …
When Should I Consider Suing An Employer?
When Should I Consider Suing An Employer? On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Workplace Discrimination on Friday, August 4, 2017. If you suffer an injury on the job, you may think it’s time to get a lawyer and sue your employer. Not so fast — in most cases, workers’ compensation keeps an employer safe from lawsuits ad covers the costs …
Understanding Sexual Harassment Law
Understanding Sexual Harassment Law On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Sexual Harassment on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Sexual harassment in California is a touchy subject that, unfortunately, often remains unaddressed. In the workplace, many men and women experience some sort of inappropriate gestures or remarks that leave them feeling violated and even emotionally traumatized. If left unresolved, …
Gender Pay Gap And Salary Transparency
Gender Pay Gap And Salary Transparency On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Workplace Discrimination on Monday, July 17, 2017. Any California worker who has been on the job hunt knows that it is not always easy to negotiate starting pay. For women, who are often socialized to be less demanding, their gender can work against them in these negotiations, …
Gender And The Issue Of Workplace Discrimination | The Kaufman Law Firm
Gender And The Issue Of Workplace Discrimination | The Kaufman Law Firm On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Workplace Discrimination on Monday, July 17, 2017. Employees of any age, race, sex, gender identity, religious beliefs and physical or mental disability, under law, should receive fair and balanced treatment in all regards. However, discrimination in the workplace occurs all over the country, including California. Many argue …