Proposed bill would change the way employers hire part-time and temporary workers

Employee Wage Abuse

A new California Bill proposed to the state assembly would require businesses with over 10 employees to offer existing employees extra work hours before hiring additional staff, contractors, temporary workers or other part-time workers to take over those hours and job tasks. The bill was written by California assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher with the intent […]


Taxi company settles citation for employee misclassification and failing to provide workers’ compensation

Employee Misclassification

A Santa Rosa, California, taxi company was held accountable for misclassifying its 30 drivers as independent contractors and refusing to provide them with worker’s compensation insurance coverage, is now settling its $522,300 citation. In October 2016, a Sonoma County Superior Court judge issued the A-C Transportation a Stop Order judgement for the company’s refusal to […]


Survey reports two-thirds of female workers at CKE Restaurants Inc. are sexually harassed at work

Sexual Harassment at Work

A recent Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United survey revealed that 66 percent of female employees of the fast food restaurants of CKE Restaurants Inc., reported experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace. CKE Restaurants’ CEO is Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for the United States Secretary of the Department Of Labor, who withdrew his nomination in […]


The Tech Industries Age Discrimination Problem


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New Senate Bills introduced that would expand existing California family leave legislation

California Family Leave Legislation

Family leave requirements are slated to improve for California workers after Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, amended and reintroduced bills that Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed last year. Under current legislation, workers are allowed up to 12 weeks of unpaid protected leave to care for seriously ill family members. Jackson’s Senate Bill (SB) 62 would expand […]


Yoga guru sued for pregnancy discrimination and wrongful termination

Pregnancy Discrimination and Wrongful Termination

Yoga instructor and yoga school administrator Sharon Clerkin filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against yoga guru Bikram Choudhury after she was allegedly terminated for becoming pregnant. The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. On November 26, 2016, a California judge ordered Clerkin’s employer, Choudhury, who recently moved to India to be deposed via […]


Former Versace employee files racial discrimination lawsuit

Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Former employee for a Versace retailer in Pleasanton, California, filed a lawsuit alleging that he was discriminated against based on his race and wrongfully terminated. The lawsuit claims the store employees used a secret code whenever a black customer entered the store. The plaintiff, Christopher Sampiro, claims in the suit that he was wrongfully terminated […]


Employer may be liable for “associational” disability

Associational Disability

In Castro-Ramirez v. Dependable Highway Express, Inc., the California Court of Appeals upheld a finding that it is illegal to terminate someone based on associational discrimination, such as when the individual must care for an immediate family member with a disability. Luis Castro-Ramirez had allegedly arranged a work schedule with his supervisors for several years […]


Goodwill Industries sued for sexual harassment and disability discrimination

Sexual Harassment and Disability Discrimination

On December 13, 2016, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit against Goodwill Industries of the East Bay Area, with affiliate Calidad Industries, unlawfully permitted sexual harassment and disability discrimination against female janitors in the Oakland facility from at least 2009 to 2012. The suit claimed disability bias under the Americans […]


What to do if you think you were fired due to racial discrimination

Racial Discrimination Attorney and Wrongful Termination Lawyer

If you have reason to believe you were wrongfully terminated from your job because of racial discrimination, you may have legal claims against your employer. There are several actions you can take to advance your rights. 1. Identifying racial discrimination in the workplace Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and California’s Fair Employment and […]

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