Contrary to popular belief, there is no right to privacy against your employer enshrined in the Constitution. Generally, you must rely on state laws to guarantee your privacy. Typically, what is protected from a search by your employer depends upon what they are searching for. If it is something that is owned by your employer, […]read more
You may be familiar with well-known federal laws such as the Civil Rights Act and the Patriot Act. However, what you may not know is that the vast majority of rules that regulate your day-to-day life come from state and local governments. California is no exception to this general rule. The California Department of Industrial […]read more
Whistle-blowers conjure up images of trench coats and rainy nights. In reality, most whistle-blowing activity is reported online through a government website. Federal and California law provide a litany of protections for whistle-blowers to encourage them to come forward. Whistle blowing is a useful check on businesses and governments placing profits over people or the […]read more
As an American worker, you have all sorts of rights afforded to you. So many in fact that it is understandable if you don’t know them all. For the most part, it is your employer’s responsibility to keep you informed of the rights you have that fit your situation. However, in cases of domestic violence, […]read more
Knowing your rights as an employee is an important part of getting the most out of your working life. Unfortunately, all too many workers in California do not know the full extent of their entitlements and their employer’s obligations toward them. This can often result in serious breaches of employee rights that go unreported for […]read more
If you fulfill the requirements of your position, then there is no reason you should be treated any differently from other employees who do the same. However, it is a sad fact that numerous employees in California face discrimination in their place of work every day. This violation of their employee rights not only makes […]read more
Keeping up with the changes in state legislation can be difficult and this is no different in California. As such, you may not always be as informed about your rights as you might hope. For example, according to the California Chamber of Commerce, 2015 will see over 30 employment laws come into effect in 2015. […]read more
Knowing your rights is an important part of being happy in your place of work. Though you might hope that you will be fairly treated and judged on your merit and diligence, this is not always the case. All too often, employees in California are subjected to a hostile work environment every day. This can […]read more
If you have a disability, there may be some things that you find harder to do than other people. However, this does not mean you are any less willing to do them or capable of doing them well. This includes finding employment. Just because you have a disability, this does not mean you are not […]read more
Knowing what sort of treatment you should be able to expect from your employer enables you to challenge them if you feel they have acted unjustly. Every employee has basic work rights and these should be upheld by their employer and their colleagues. The exact rules vary from one state to the next, but some […]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.