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Nurse feels hospital handled sexual harassment case poorly
Nurse feels hospital handled sexual harassment case poorly On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Sexual Harassment on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. 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 …
Former Disney employee sues over alleged wrongful termination
Former Disney employee sues over alleged wrongful termination On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Wrongful Termination on Thursday, June 19, 2014. 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 …
Former CNN employee files discrimination suit
Former CNN employee files discrimination suit On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Employee Rights on Friday, May 30, 2014. Everyone has the right to be fairly treated in their workplace. For a business to be successful, it requires the cooperation of its employees and this is best secured by treating them correctly. Unfortunately, across California, many employees go unpaid, …
Road supervisor to receive $125,000 for wrongful discharge
Road supervisor to receive $125,000 for wrongful discharge On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Wrongful Termination on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The job market can be tough at times, so most workers will do their bit to fulfill their duties and hold onto their jobs. Unfortunately, many employees in California have their positions terminated unfairly. Regardless of their value as a …
Sexual harassment suit settled for $155,000
Sexual harassment suit settled for $155,000 On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Sexual Harassment on Friday, May 16, 2014. No one should be made to feel threatened or uncomfortable in their place of work. Unfortunately, there are all too many people who overstep the boundaries between themselves and their employees or colleagues. Sexual harassment is a serious issue and …
Wage theft is rampant according to new report
Wage theft is rampant according to new report On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Wage & Hour Law on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. There are so many ways for your employer to steal wages from you. All of these forms of wage theft may not necessarily be deliberate attempts by the employer to steal your money, but they are all reckless and unacceptable. …
California pregnancy discrimination incident leads to lawsuit
California pregnancy discrimination incident leads to lawsuit On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Employee Rights on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. California has been a crucial state when it comes to pushing for better protections for pregnant women in the workplace. Too often in this country, pregnant women are maligned, fired and inappropriately taken care of in many other ways by …
Arbitration, Do You “Like” It
Arbitration, Do You “Like” It On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Arbitration on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Can you lose your right to a jury trial by eating food?  General Mills, one of the world’s largest food companies, thinks so.  It adopted policies that customers who buy its products, join its online communities like Facebook or download coupons give …
Equal Pay is the Law — Even at the White House
Equal Pay is the Law — Even at the White House On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Equal Pay on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Equal pay advocates like Obama.  The Obama administration has always supported legislation prohibiting gender bias in compensation.  For example, the administration supported the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 which extended the statute of limitations for Unequal Pay cases, and now they …
Office politics play role in wrongful termination case
Office politics play role in wrongful termination case On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Wrongful Termination on Friday, April 4, 2014. A deputy sheriff sued his former department after he was fired, and the lawsuit earned him a $300,000 settlement. The case stemmed from an incident back in 2012, when the deputy sheriff opposed the re-election of the county sheriff. He …