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March 2018 Archives

Requirements for military caregivers to receive leave

If you qualify as a military caregiver to a covered service member, then you may have the ability to take up to 26 weeks of unpaid leave to provide care to your loved one. In general, this means that the individual receiving care is your parent, spouse, child or that you are their legal next of kin.

Will your boss accommodate your disability?

Your disability already complicates many activities other people may take for granted. Whether you have a physical or mental impairment, every day brings challenges and obstacles. Perhaps your disability is obvious, for example, if you use a wheelchair. However, you may be one of many who suffer from invisible impairments such as diabetes, bipolar disorder or hypertension.

Woman aren't usually accused of sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is usually associated with power-hungry men who are in a position of power. There are very few cases that center around a woman being the aggressor in the case. This happens for a few reason, but it is imperative to remember that women can be the party who is harassing someone else.

The Family and Medical Leave Act: Do you have all the facts?

It's nice to have a job where you get a week (or several) of paid vacation from your California employer. You probably look forward to those days each year, perhaps making plans to travel or spend time enjoying other special activities with your family. Having time away from everyday work stress can help rejuvenate your spirit and give you renewed energy to tackle all the tasks that will likely be waiting for you upon your return.

5 people accuse a Los Angeles board member of sexual harassment

A 68-year-old Board of Commissioners member, who's in charge of overseeing the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, has been hit with five different sexual harassment complaints since December. The Los Angeles city department that the accused is a board member for is responsible for managing several downtown museums along Olvera Street. It employs 10 individuals full-time and at least a dozen part-timers.

Your employer can take steps to prevent workplace discrimination

If you love your job and wake up most days eager to arrive at your workplace, consider yourself one of the lucky ones in California. Many people say they are very dissatisfied with their current jobs, such as some who may have gone to college and earned degrees, then were forced into paid employment situations that have nothing to do with their academic backgrounds. Others are in the industries they want to be in but don't get along well with their bosses or co-workers.

When workplace discrimination leads to a wrongful termination

Wrongful terminations can happen for many reasons. For example, a worker could get unlawfully terminated in a way that violated his or her written or verbal contract, or in retaliation for reporting an environmental law violation. In some cases, it's easy to prove that wrongful termination occurred because there's a clear paper trail to support the terminated employee's claims. In other cases, it's a little more difficult to prove, for example in the case of discrimination.

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