June 2016 Archives

LGBT workers win major victory in employment discrimination suit

As the LGBT community continues to grow throughout the country, it is becoming rarer to hear of overt harassment of employees based upon sexual orientation. The state of California has enacted laws that prohibit employment discrimination based upon a person's sexual orientation. This was enacted to safeguard workers from wrongful termination that is based solely upon whether they are heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual or transgender.

After strike, Verizon employment contracts will greatly improve

Labor union disputes have become rarer in recent years, but a recent strike by Verizon telecommunications workers has ended in favor of its employees. Due to solidarity on the picket line, workers have emerged with significantly better employment contracts. As it is a national firm, the victory achieved by workers could be a source of hope for workers in California and other areas of the country.

Prominent California bakery settles EEOC claim

For many, it is difficult to imagine that workers in today's society are still subjected to harassment, retaliation and discrimination. However, these practices are, unfortunately, still seen across every sector and even in some distinguished and long-standing companies. Recently a story broke about a well-known California bakery that finally settled an EEOC claim for discriminatory practices.

Former drummer sues Eddie Money for wrongful termination

When most people think about the parties involved in employment litigation, the image that typically comes to mind is of an employee battling against a large corporation. However, an employee/employer relationship can exist on a much smaller scale, and can even be present between entities in a rock band. Recently in California, a former drummer has brought a wrongful termination suit against rocker Eddie Money.

Company pays to settle HIV-related employment discrimination suit

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is one of the government agencies responsible for enforcing federal laws that prohibit discrimination against workers. Employment discrimination that occurs based upon certain characteristics protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act, such a person's HIV-positive status, is prohibited by federal law. California readers may be interested in a recent article that details the legal ramifications faced by a company that violated these laws.

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