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October 2018 Archives

Did your workers' comp claim get you fired?

Most employers in California and across the country are required to provide workers' compensation coverage to their employees. In the event you suffer a work injury, this means you should be able to obtain medical treatment and wage loss benefits. Unfortunately, some people find themselves let go from their places of employment soon after submitting workers' comp claims. Is this coincidence or retaliation?

3 types of job discrimination not based on gender or race

No matter what your external appearance looks like – black, white, Asian, Latino, male or female – you've probably experienced some form of discrimination in life. Perhaps that discrimination was as simple as someone not wanting to be your friend because of the color of your skin. Or, maybe you were denied a job opportunity because you were a woman seeking a job in a male-dominated industry. Whatever happened regarding your discriminatory event, it probably didn't feel good.

Employment law categories: Do you know the basics?

Employment law covers the relationships that exist between employees and employers. This area of the law is vital to ensure that employees receive appropriate treatment and are not unfairly exploited by their employers -- as frequently happens when employers are left unchecked. Here is a brief review of some basic employment law vocabulary from the perspective the key areas covered by this legal topic:

How do employers calculate if I have more sick leave remaining?

The federal Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) act gives many employees the right to take unpaid time off without fear of losing their employment in the event that they become ill, a family member becomes ill, they or someone in their immediate family becomes pregnant, or a new baby or adopted child is coming into their family. Each person who can qualify for time off under the FMLA will need to satisfy other requirements as well, one of which is that they have not already taken 12 weeks of FMLA leave within a given calendar period.

2 employment rights of undocumented workers

California has a large population of undocumented immigrants who -- in spite of their lack of work visas -- do have certain inalienable employment rights. If you or your loved one is an undocumented worker in the United States, here are two of your most important employment rights:

How can you request reasonable accommodations at work?

Numerous individuals in Los Angeles have disabilities that they contend with in their daily lives. Some of these people may have been born with their conditions, and others may have developed them later in life due to illness or injury. You may fall into either category, but despite your disability, you still strive to hold your desired job and pursue a fulfilling career.

Don't sign your rights away on a severance

Whether your termination came out of the blue or you sensed it brewing for some time, losing your job is not easy. However, you may be relieved to leave this job if it has been an unpleasant experience. Perhaps it has been beyond unpleasant if you dealt with discrimination or other hostility from your employer or coworkers.

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