At the end of the day, when you think about all the things that are most important to you, the ones that rise to the top are likely your family and your friends. Those closest to you make your life worthwhile. You may wish you could devote all your time to caring for them, but, of course, you have to work each day.
Federal law provides specific protections for employees. Some of these protections center around closely held religious beliefs. There are some exceptions to the protections, so workers should be sure that they fully understand what is allowed and what isn't allowed under the law.
Three women have filed a class action accusing Google of systematically paying women less for the same work as men. They also say the tech giant keeps women largely partitioned into jobs where they are less likely to be promoted, promotes far fewer women than men despite similar qualifications, and moves women up the career ladder more slowly than men.
As California residents get older, many continue to feel that they can contribute to society in some way. Additionally, they may also want to continue working or else have to work in order to obtain income that allows them to live the way they choose. As an older individual, you may have found yourself hoping to remain employed, but you may also have noticed certain roadblocks in your way.
As a California employee, you work hard to meet the obligations of your job, fulfill your job duties and do the best you can do every time you show up at work. That is why it is particularly frustrating to learn that you are not getting fair pay for your work, especially if it is less than what others are receiving for the same kind of work.
Every California employee has the right to a workplace that is free from harassment and discrimination. But despite the existence of laws designed to protect individuals from dealing with this type of mistreatment in the workplace, discrimination still happens.
When at work, no one should have to deal with discrimination in any of its forms. Unfortunately, there are plenty of people in California and elsewhere who deal with various types of workplace discrimination on a regular basis. Are you one of them?
After searching for a career opportunity, you may have felt that you had finally found your dream job. You had every qualification and more. You were careful to complete every question on the application and attach all the requested documentation.
The coverage of California's Fair Employment and Housing Act was extended in 2012 to protect people who identify as transgender. Now the state's Department of Fair Employment and Housing has issued guidelines on the rights of transgender workers. The DFEH recommends that employers follow certain guidelines while the law is still developing.
A class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart about extending benefits to same-sex couples could set an important legal precedent in California and around the country regarding whether or not failing to do so is prohibited discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. For years, the company denied same-sex benefits to its employees regardless of whether they were in a state where same-sex marriage was legal. Its policy did not change until January of 2014.