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Californians don�t have to suffer wrongful termination

Sudden loss of employment can be devastating for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that while your income has abruptly stopped, your bills continue to pour in. While employers in California can choose to fire their employees for any reason they see fit at any time, these reasons must be fair and legal under California law. Individuals who have recently had their employment terminated may not realize that their unemployment was retaliatory, or may not know that such employment termination is illegal.

California teacher suffers two years of sexual harassment

Many people think they could identify sexual harassment in the workplace, but they might not fully understand the scope of this abuse. Moreover, they might not understand how far protection against sexual harassment in the workplace goes, which may lead one to suffer a hostile working environment. In fact, employees are protected against sexual harassment in the workplace and allowed by law to pursue compensation if they are harassed. Victims are also able to pursue compensation if their employer doesn’t make an adequate effort to protect employees from sexual harassment.

San Francisco Fire Department faces discrimination lawsuit

Our country has made remarkable leaps in an effort to bring equality to everyone regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation. Unfortunately, while the country as a whole is trending to a more progressive social atmosphere, some individuals are still behind the proverbial curve. If these individuals are in a position of power, such as workplace management, they may discriminate against others for many unfair reasons. We would all like to feel comfortable at our place of work, but workplace discrimination is a serious threat to some people.

DOL bids to increase opportunities for disabled workers

Having a disability does not give a person any less right to work than anyone else. Unfortunately, some disabled individuals struggle to find jobs, not because they are not suited to the positions, but because some companies are hesitant to hire people with a disability. In California, a disabled employee benefits from the Fair Employment and Housing Act as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act. Nevertheless, discrimination has not been eliminated.

Wrongful termination could lead to compensation

Job security is one of the most important things to have in a tough economy, but struggling companies sometimes have to make cutbacks. Any number of issues can contribute to employment termination, from unacceptable performance on the part of the employee to lack of money on the part of the employer. However, termination based on unfair discrimination regarding how you live your life is not a legal.