November 2016 Archives

Pension matters may cause an employment dispute

There is often confusion for California workers about the difference between their benefits regarding pensions and Social Security upon retirement. This can be a complicated matter, and these differences can cause an employment dispute if not handled correctly. The following article could give a brief understanding of the two retirement annuities.

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.

Exec sues E! for wrongful termination

When employees in California go through a debilitating illness, the last thing that most want to worry about is their job security. It may seem to be a given in today's professional workplace that when employees are required to go through necessary medical treatments, their employers will understand certain performance lapses and their job will be waiting for them when they can return to full time work. Recently, an article reported that an executive going through breast cancer treatment has sued E! News for wrongful termination after she was fired due to supposed lackluster performance.

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