The country's largest auto dealer, AutoNation, has been sued by two employees for a number of claims including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, retaliation, unfair business practices and wage and hour violations. Two men were fired from AutoNation for allegedly not participating in trips to the strip club, illicit drug use and other inappropriate acts.
In his inauguration speech earlier this month, President Obama reflected the sentiment of many throughout the United States related to discrimination based on sexual orientation: It needs to be stopped. "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law," the President noted.
Change has come to the U.S. military. First, by stopping the don't-ask-don't-tell policy and stopping discrimination based on sexual orientation and now allowing women to serve in combat roles, ending years of gender discrimination among our fighting forces.
As California residents ring in the New Year, they will also be ringing in new employment laws. About two dozen employment laws go into effect on January 1 in California.