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Company Downsizing Is No Excuse For Illegal Workplace Discrimination

Even though there are various laws in place to prevent such actions, some California employers have been known to use company reorganizations and reductions-in-force (RIF) as an excuse to illegally discriminate against employees.

Your boss discriminated against you during a company reorganization ― now what?

After years of hard work and countless late nights at the office, you finally obtain your dream job - only to be told that you are being let go due to company downsizing. After your initial shock fades, you start to question why you are being fired when so many other less-qualified employees are being saved. One particular thought begins to run through your head, "Am I the victim of discrimination or employer retaliation?"

Are you legally required to take a lunch break in California?

Although most employees usually look forward to taking a lunch break and getting away from their job for a little while, there are also those who would rather work through their lunch and stay on the clock. This can sometimes be a problem for employers, however, who fear that by allowing an employee to do so, they are perhaps breaking the law.

Woman files sexual harassment lawsuit against Carson mayor

A 56-year-old woman who worked as a water board member for the Water Replenishment District of Southern California has filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court against the Mayor of Carson for sexual harassment. The Water Replenishment District of Southern California is also named as a defendant in the pending lawsuit.

California harassment and workplace discrimination laws

As a worker in the state of California, you never expect to be harassed or discriminated against. While there are laws in place to help prevent this behavior, it is not always good enough. Instead, there are people out there who break the law for one reason or another.

What direct care workers should know about wages and overtime

If you are a direct care worker who works for a home care agency or other type of third party employer, there were some changes that occurred on January 1, 2015, that could affect your pay and overtime. On that date, federal regulations changed and home care agencies are now required to pay employees at least the amount of federal minimum wage for the hours their employees have worked.

Richmond police chief facing sexual harassment lawsuit

In an unusual case of "he said, he said," a former Richmond, California, police officer has filed a lawsuit against the openly gay chief of police claiming sexual harassment. The former officer claims that he was fired back in 2013 after he accused the police chief of making sexual advances against him that were unwanted.

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