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June 2018 Archives

California employers are seeking autistic new hires

Just like other workers with disabilities, autistic workers in California face the threat of being discriminated against by potential employers. However, some employers in California have begun to see the unique benefit of hiring workers suffering from this condition. Although every case of autism is different, certain people on the autism spectrum possess special skills that exceed those of nonautistic individuals.

Federal Agency Accuses Tapioca Express of Sexual Harassment

Tapioca Express is a franchise that sells milk-based teas. It's based in South El Monte, California. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently accused two Tapioca Express locations of creating a work environment fraught with sexual harassment of its female workers. In fact, some employees quit their jobs because of the abusive conditions they faced at work.

Governor plans to earmark funds for monitoring sexual harassment

Gov. Jerry Brown has released his budget proposal that offers financing to help fight sexual harassment. The proposal would pay for a special program to stop those accused of sexual harassment from changing jobs inside the government. The financing amounts to $1.5 million, which would be used by the California Human Resources Department to monitor discrimination and sexual harassment complaints.

How do I file a Family and Medical Leave Act complaint?

Federal law may protect your job in the event of a family or medical emergency that requires you to take time off. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects certain workers who work for large companies, as it allows workers to take unpaid leave in the event that they or their family members have a medical situation that needs to be dealt with.

A jury awards a wrongfully terminated Allstate worker $18 million

A jury in San Diego decided on May 3 to have Allstate Insurance award $18.6 million in damages to one of its former employees for his wrongful termination. According to court records, the 55-year-old worker had apparently been let go back in 2015 after he was arrested following an altercation with his girlfriend at the time in Arizona.

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