Often, employees who want to file complaints with the labor board regarding their working conditions are afraid of retaliation by their employer. This is a valid concern but you must know that the state of California has put laws in place protecting such employees from retaliatory discipline if they report violations of law by their employer. As an employee in the State of California, you have the right to speak to representatives of … Read More
With the growing number of businesses who do not report correct information regarding their employees and revenues, wage theft in California has become rampant. Wage theft is any type of deliberate underpayment to an employee by an employer of wages legally entitled to an employee. This can occur when employees are not paid for the hours they worked or are not allowed meal or rest breaks. The CA Labor Commissioner’s office along … Read More
What if I am disabled by pregnancy and my employer discriminated against me because of it? What are the eligibility requirements for pregnancy disability? What benefits may I receive?
Pregnancy is a protected trait under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). This means that an employer may not discriminate against you due to your pregnancy. You cannot be fired because of taking a leave from your job due to pregnancy. In addition, you may be entitled to certain benefits while on pregnancy leave. Eligibility for Pregnancy Disability Not every woman who becomes pregnant will be eligible for pregnancy disability. The … Read More