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November 2015 Archives

McDonald's fined for immigration discrimination

Immigration is currently a very hot topic in the United States of America, with citizens and politicians on both sides of the aisle arguing fiercely about how such individuals should be treated. Some say that we should welcome immigrants with open arms, while others claim that immigrants cannot be trusted, and we should work harder to close our borders. Regardless of your beliefs on the matter, the important thing is that the law is obeyed when it comes to dealing with immigrants.

Sexual harassment is not always about lewd gestures

In many instances of sexual harassment, the signs are quite clear: inappropriate gestures or discussion, unwanted physical contact and perhaps even obscene pictures or emails. Such instances may be some of the most common types of sexual harassment, but they are not the only types of sexual harassment. Some sexual harassment is not so obvious, as it does not appear that one party is being overly aggressive, or that the victim is resisting the actions.

Lesser known ADA protections

The Americans with Disabilities Act was established in 1990 in order to set regulations and provide protections for individuals with disabilities hoping to join the workforce. Prior to the ADA, disabled individuals had a significantly more difficult time finding and retaining employment, primarily because employers would often not hire disabled individuals when they could find a non-disabled worker to do the same job.

California couple brings wrongful termination lawsuit

The question of what brings an employment termination from unfair to unlawful is one of the most important questions that can be posed in the context of employment law. When someone's employment is terminated unfairly, as unfortunate as it may be, there is often not much legal recourse the individual can take. However, when someone's termination is unlawful, then a wrongful termination lawsuit could help that individual get his or her job back, as well as be compensated for lost wages and anguish.

Workers are protected from racial discrimination

Our country has made great strides in providing extensive protections for demographics of all types in the workplace. California, in particular, has enacted strict laws providing additional protections for pregnant women, disabled workers and others. The goal is for all people to be treated equally by their employers, so that workers of all kinds can perform their jobs and contribute to society in a meaningful and rewarding way.