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February 2018 Archives

CSX Railroad sued for allegations of wrongful termination

Kids used to dream about working for the railroad. For many, a job in this field may have provided the hope of long-term employment and a secure retirement. Unfortunately, as California residents are aware, the workforce changes frequently and many companies frequently do not appear to want to retain long-term workers. Recently, 46 ex-employees workers filed a wrongful termination suit against CSX Railroad.

Officer gets settlement; retirement for employment discrimination

An African-American police officer who has been employed by the same department for approximately 29 years is now being forced into retirement as part of a settlement agreement. The man filed an employment discrimination lawsuit concerning racial slurs against the internal affairs division of the city's police force. Though this dispute did not occur in California, this type of discrimination is not limited to any one geographical area.

Former detective head in payment dispute placed on leave

Recently, one former head of the detective branch of a city's police force in another state was forced to accept paid leave over a dispute concerning overtime pay. Though this did not take place in California, it could be of interest to workers residing here. According to a police union representative, the man submitted a payment request in connection with overtime hours he put in on a regularly scheduled off-duty day last October, after purportedly providing supervisory telecommunications support to his fellow detectives. The captain then submitted his payroll slip to his chief, who initially approved the overtime wages. Thereafter, a payment dispute erupted. 

EEOC claim over veteran's discrimination headed to court

In the past, those who served their country and returned with emotional distress from their experiences were often left to try and cope with their issues on their own. Now, there have been many improvements in how these veterans are assisted, which may include the use of therapy animals. There are many California employers who recognize the value of these animals and are making accommodations for workers who need them since not doing so could lead to an EEOC claim over possible discrimination.

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