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Category: Employment Litigation

What Happens If You’re Sexually Harassed by a Non-Employee at Work?
Posted in Employment Litigation,Sexual Harassment on June 22, 2024

Workplace harassment is a serious issue that can significantly impact an employee’s well-being and productivity. While much of the focus is on harassment by colleagues or supervisors, employees can also be sexually harassed by non-employees, such as clients, customers, vendors, or contractors. Understanding your rights and the steps to take if you experience such harassment…

Differences Between At-Will Employment and Wrongful Termination
Posted in Employment Litigation,Wrongful Termination on April 25, 2024

While at-will employment and wrongful termination may seem similar, there are crucial distinctions between the two and how they impact the workplace. Key Differences The primary distinction between at-will employment and wrongful termination lies in the circumstances surrounding the employee’s dismissal. While at-will employment allows for termination without cause, wrongful termination occurs when the termination…

How To Prove Workplace Retaliation
Posted in Employment Litigation,Retaliation on April 17, 2024

Workplace retaliation occurs when an employer takes adverse action against an employee for engaging in protected activities, such as reporting illegal conduct, filing a complaint, or asserting their legal rights. Proving retaliation can be challenging, but with careful documentation and strategic action, employees can effectively demonstrate that they have been subjected to unlawful retaliation. Keep…

How To Prove Wrongful Termination in California
Posted in Employment Litigation,Wrongful Termination on February 21, 2024

Wrongful termination is a serious legal matter when an employee is dismissed from their job in violation of laws or public policy. In California, like many states, employees have certain rights and protections against arbitrary or discriminatory termination. Here is how to establish a strong case to prove wrongful termination. Proving Wrongful Termination Proving a…

How Bystanders Can Prevent Workplace Harassment
Posted in Employment Litigation on February 1, 2024

Workplace harassment can have a profound impact on individuals and the overall work environment. While it’s crucial for organizations to implement policies and training programs to address harassment, bystanders can also play a pivotal role in preventing and addressing these incidents. The Role of Bystanders Bystanders are individuals who witness inappropriate behavior but are not…

Why Medical Records Are Important in Employment Litigation
Posted in Disability Discrimination,Employment Litigation on December 15, 2023

In employment litigation, medical records can provide a factual foundation for legal arguments and decisions. From establishing disabilities and validating leave requests to substantiating claims of discrimination or retaliation, these records are a cornerstone of evidentiary support. Establishing Disability Claims The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act prohibit discrimination against individuals with…

California’s New Workplace Privacy Laws
Posted in Employment Litigation on December 8, 2023

California’s new workplace privacy law is not entirely new; however, certain privacy provisions within the law took effect on January 1, 2023. In 2020, California voters approved Proposition 24, known as the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), which introduced additional privacy protections to an existing law. Employer Obligations The CPRA is designed to protect the…

California’s New Employment Laws in 2024
Posted in Employment Litigation on December 1, 2023

California, known for its progressive employment laws, has introduced several significant changes in the latest legislative session, with many of these laws set to take effect on January 1, 2024. Our Los Angeles employment law attorneys discuss the key updates. Paid Sick Leave Expansion (SB 616) Under California’s new paid sick leave law, Senate Bill…

What To Expect During A Whistleblower Investigation
Posted in Employment Litigation,Whistleblower on October 27, 2023

Whistleblowing is a courageous act that involves reporting wrongdoing within an organization. As a result, it is crucial for whistleblowers to understand what to expect during the investigative process. Confidentiality and Anonymity Your identity as a whistleblower will be kept confidential, which is a critical measure to shield you from potential retaliation from your employer….

How Long Do I Have to File a Racial Discrimination Claim?
Posted in Discrimination,Employment Litigation on October 20, 2023

One of the most important aspects of filing a racial discrimination claim is being aware of the statute of limitations. This law sets a specific time frame within which a claim must be filed, and it depends on which agency you choose to file a formal complaint with. Deadline to File with California’s Civil Rights…