When Los Angeles workers suffer a sudden illness or injury that requires them to take an extended period of time off of work to recover, workers may expect that their employers will be sensitive to their needs and understanding of any requests for time off.
In 2005, department store chain Dillard's implemented a policy that required its workers in California and throughout the entire United States to provide managers with notes from doctors when requesting sick leave.
After losing her leg in an accident, a woman remained determined to enter the workforce again once she recovered from her injury. She later received a prosthetic leg and was hired by a staffing agency in October 2010 to work for Sony Electronics. Two days after being hired, the woman was let go.
Just about everyone in Los Angeles knows that TV shows are infamous for their grueling production schedules. Not as many people, unfortunately, realize that under the Americans With Disabilities Act, employers must make "reasonable accommodations" for workers who are disabled or sick. As you can imagine, that is a very valuable employee right.
Thanks to a number of federal and state laws, many Los Angeles employees are protected from discrimination and harassment in the workplace. What workers and employers need to understand, though, is that current anti-discrimination laws in California do not make other forms of discrimination and harassment acceptable in the workplace.
High unemployment rates have created an influx of job seekers, creating larger pools of applicants for Los Angeles employers to wade through. In response, some employers are using personality tests to eliminate applicants. However, this practice does have some workers wondering whether this makes it easier for employers to discriminate against applicants without any repercussions.