Employment Disputes Archives

Court agrees to revisit employment discrimination case from 2010

In 2010, a man who was employed by a skydiving company filed a suit against his employer alleging that he was unlawfully terminated. The suit was filed on the basis that his termination was based on employment discrimination. The case was not filed here in California, but it may set a precedent depending on the outcome.

Mattress company agrees to fines and changes after EEOC claim

Sealy Mattress is often synonymous with a restful night. However, after an investigation into an EEOC claim, the company is looking at making some changes in the way employees are treated. California companies may also face these claims in the event that an employee has been the victim of discrimination in one form or another.

Some see proposed law as way of subverting employee rights

If an employee experiences difficulties on the job or with terms of that employment, a conversation with the boss or with human resources can often resolve the problem. However, every worker has the right to consider litigation if employee rights appear to have been violated. While most California workers still have this right, employees in another state may face limitations on their right to seek legal recourse through the civil justice system.

Company settles EEOC claim for $30,600 in discrimination suit

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was established by the federal government in an attempt to ensure employees and applicants were not unfairly discriminated against for issues related to race, marital status, creed or disability. When an employee or applicant believes that he or she has been a victim of discrimination, he or she may file an EEOC claim. This agency operates in every state, including California, and has aided thousands of workers.

Former police official, mayor caught in employment dispute

Small town life is often portrayed as idyllic. However, reality is seldom like the ideal, and one small town is currently in turmoil over an employment dispute between the former chief of police and the mayor and council. While this particular legal fight is not occurring in California, this type of disagreement is not limited to any one profession or geographic area.

Jury decides in favor of EEOC claim; awards woman

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was established to safeguard the rights of employees and applicants no matter the type of employment and situation. The federal agency can bring a complaint against an employer for any allegation that a worker's rights to be protected from discrimination were violated. Any worker in California who believes he or she has been a victim of discrimination can contact the agency and an EEOC claim can be filed.

University of California amends its employment law policy

Within the past year, the University of California system has battled several lawsuits dealing with its employees' unethical behavior. Several have been investigated, and some employees have been heavily sanctioned or let go from the University because of employment law claims. Most recently, the UC Board of Regents amended the University's Standards of Ethical Conduct after one of the Regents allegedly made lewd comments toward a former employee.

Historic court ruling for employment discrimination rights

Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a federal court's ruling that sexual orientation discrimination is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This ruling shows that the court agrees with the EEOC's position in its lawsuit that claimed that LBGT discrimination is sex discrimination. California readers may be interested in the changes that this ruling could create in future employment discrimination lawsuits.

Farmers Insurance to pay $225K settlement in EEOC claim

Though it may be difficult for some to imagine, workers in California today are still subjected to harassment, retaliation and discrimination in the workplace. However, these issues are unfortunately still seen across every sector and even in some large and distinguished companies. Recently, an article reported that Farmers Insurance Exchange settled an EEOC claim for discriminatory practices and retaliation.

Employment dispute in California national park scandal

Yosemite National Park is considered one of most scenic national parks in California. Recently, however, it has come under scrutiny due to an employment dispute related to blatant harassment and intimidation under the leadership of Don Neubacher. Neubacher is the husband of Patty Neubacher, who was the regional director of the Pacific West Region, which covers 56 national parks located in 6 western states.

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