Numerous employers in the state of California utilize contracts when hiring staff. These contracts should lay out exactly what is to be expected from both the employer and employee. Solid employment contracts should be pretty detailed. There is some key information that, if not included in one's contract, one may want to request be added before signing anything.
A former firefighter recruit in the San Diego area lost her place in the Fire Academy after she complained about discrimination and harassment. She filed a wrongful termination and discrimination suit shortly after and just recently won her case. Other California residents who find themselves in similar situations at their places of work may follow in her footsteps and seek compensation for their losses as well.
You found the perfect job. Your interview went well and you are ready to get started, but then it happened. Before you can officially be hired, however, you are told you need to sign certain employment contracts, including a noncompete agreement. Do you really have to sign it? Do you and other California residents in your same position have a say in the matter?
A cancer diagnosis can come out of nowhere. Some people feel fine and have no symptoms, while others have symptoms that something is not right, but cancer was the last thing on their minds. In any case, receiving a cancer diagnosis is a shock, and going through the treatments can wreak havoc on one's personal and professional life. Working while being treated for cancer is possible, but some California residents may find that they are victims of discrimination in the workplace during this already very difficult time their lives.