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3 signs of workplace discrimination

There are many ways that California employees suffer from discrimination. It could be discrimination based on race, national origin, sexual preference, gender, political persuasion, disability and other issues. Regardless of the type of discrimination, workers may be able to seek protection from the discriminatory treatment under federal law. These powerful protections give workers the right to hold their employers legally accountable and financially liable for the harm that the discriminatory actions caused.

Assert your right to take medical leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act exists because sometimes things happen to us or our families that are completely out of our control. Moreover, workers devote their lives to their jobs and it's only right that – when life comes knocking – they have the ability to take time off to attend to family affairs.

Was my termination of employment 'wrongful?'

No one likes being terminated from a job. The feeling of rejection and abandonment is not entirely easy to take on a psychological level. There are also the financial consequences that will soon come into play because you have now lost your source of income. The sudden loss of your job will also have negative career consequences, as future employers will scrutinize your job history to determine what's "wrong" with you when, in fact, the only thing "wrong" is that you were unlawfully terminated.

When do I have the right to take family or medical leave?

The longer we live in this world, the more we understand that there are some things we cannot control. We also realize that there are some things that are far more important than a job, such as the health of our families and ourselves. Before the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) existed, it wasn't uncommon for employees to lose their jobs because they developed a health condition -- or a family member did -- that required them to leave work temporarily.

Is sexual harassment training just a bunch of hot air?

It's not clear whether sexual harassment training in California workplaces -- even though it's now commonplace and standard procedure -- actually help to curb sexual harassment at work. This is a particularly distressing revelation considering that most companies readily line their employees up to attend sexual harassment training sessions, then rest on their laurels with the belief that they've done their part to stop this abhorrent employment-related abuse.

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