Whenever an employer fires an employee for a reason prohibited by law or by an employment contract, the employee may have a case against the employer for wrongful termination. California law forbids employers from retaliating against an employee if the employee reports a suspected legal violation to the government. What does retaliation mean, and what kinds of behavior are protected from retaliation? Let's talk about this in a little more detail.
Every worker in the United States deserves to work in an environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. In fact, workers are protected by powerful anti-discrimination laws.
California law provides protection against workplace discrimination of various kinds. Protected classes include race, gender, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and military or veteran status. Another major protected class, and the subject of this blog post, is religion. This blog post will describe the prohibition against religious discrimination in a little more detail.
Expecting a child should be a time of joy. However, most families are can’t afford for the expecting mother to stop working until after the child is born and rely on one income for months. The need for steady income is why many women work as long as they are physically able to before their child is born.