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Posted by 1p21.admin On August 27, 2020

Disability discrimination suit against Fox Broadcasting moves on

The Simpsons has been on the air for over 30 years. For 27 of those years, Alf Clausen was the show’s composer — until he was abruptly fired in 2017 not long after he revealed his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis to the producers. The 79-year-old composer initially filed…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On August 20, 2020

Uber and Lyft ordered to reclassify California workers

The two major ride-hailing services in the nation, Uber and Lyft, pretty much based their business model on the idea that drivers on their platforms are independent contractors. While that lowers the operating costs for Uber and Lyft, it makes their drivers ineligible for all of the…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On August 14, 2020

California women ask for class-action status against Google

Does Google discriminate against women? The tech giant has long enjoyed a reputation for being one of the best places to work. It often hits the top of the list on Glassdoor and in Fortune magazine. However, at least four California women disagree with that assessment, saying…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On August 6, 2020

What’s the ministerial exception to a wrongful termination claim?

The Supreme Court of the United States just handed down another blow that weakens the federal protections employees have against wrongful termination. Citing the “ministerial exception,” the SCOTUS rejected the claims against two California religious schools who were accused of discrimination and illegal termination of their employees….

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Posted by 1p21.admin On July 31, 2020

Wrongfully terminated? That’s not always the case

California has some of the most worker-friendly labor laws in the country, but that doesn’t mean that California employees always understand the various nuances of those laws. For instance, many people get confused about wrongful terminations. They may think that they are protected from being fired from…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On July 24, 2020

How the Employment Retirement Income Security Act applies to you

Most workers may have heard about the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), yet few know its role. If an employee has heard of this federal law, then it’s likely because they have had problems in receiving information about or gaining access to health insurance, retirement or…

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Workplace accommodations for lupus

You’ve been having increasing problems with your health, but the lupus diagnosis you were handed threw you for a loop. That’s when you realized that there was going to be no quick fix for your condition. With any chronic condition, it can be difficult to keep working…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On July 9, 2020

What makes a seemingly simple termination unlawful?

To most people, getting fired from a job always feels wrong or unfair, but in many of these cases, the termination is perfectly legal. Other times, your boss may have acted unlawfully when letting you go from your job. The problem for most is knowing when a…

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Caste-based discrimination alleged in California

What does a 2,000-year-old caste system in India that once divided people into stratified social layers have in common with a workplace discrimination case in California in 2020? Possibly everything, according to a new lawsuit filed by the state’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing. According to…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On June 26, 2020

Think you’re about to be fired illegally? Don’t do these things

Your boss has clearly had it in for you for a while. Although the quality of your work hasn’t changed a bit, your once-stellar performance evaluations have suddenly turned dismal and you suspect that you’re about to be fired. It’s unfair. You also suspect that it’s illegal….

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