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Category: Employment Litigation

How to Identify Racial Discrimination in the Workplace
Posted in Discrimination,Employment Litigation on July 28, 2023

The workplace should be a haven of equal opportunities and fair treatment for all employees, regardless of race or ethnicity. Unfortunately, racial discrimination still persists in some organizations, undermining diversity, inclusion, and the overall productivity and well-being of the workforce. Recognizing and addressing racial discrimination is crucial for fostering a positive and harmonious work environment….

Myths About Workplace Harassment
Posted in Employment Litigation,Sexual Harassment on July 14, 2023

In recent years, workplace harassment has become a prominent topic of discussion, shedding light on the uncomfortable realities many employees face. Unfortunately, misconceptions surrounding this issue can perpetuate a toxic work environment and deter victims from coming forward. Debunking the common myths about workplace harassment can help raise awareness and foster a safer and more…

California Paternity Leave: What You Need To Know
Posted in Employment Litigation on June 21, 2023

In California, fathers and partners are provided with paternity leave benefits that allow them to take time off work to bond with and care for their newborn or newly adopted child. Several state laws govern the rights and benefits for paternity leave. Here is what you need to know. California’s Paternity Leave Laws California has…

5 Common Types of Wrongful Termination Lawsuits
Posted in Employment Litigation,Wrongful Termination on June 7, 2023

Wrongful termination refers to the unlawful dismissal of an employee by an employer. While employment is generally considered at-will in California, there are legal protections in place to prevent unfair or discriminatory terminations. Wrongful termination lawsuits can arise when an employee believes their firing violated their rights or breached the terms of their employment contract….

Can I Take a Leave From Work to Care for My Child?
Posted in Employment Litigation,Firm News on November 29, 2021

“Can I take a leave from work to care for my child?” Our Los Angeles employment attorneys explain family leave laws in California.

Can I Sue My Employer for Wrongful Demotion?
Posted in Employment Litigation,Firm News on June 28, 2021

While a promotion is a sign of good work ethic and accomplishments in employment, a demotion implies the opposite. A demotion can lower a person’s responsibilities, stature and salary. It implies that the employee’s work is not up to the standards required to keep his or her current position. That is why it is important…

Can I Sue My Employer If I Resign?
Posted in Employment Litigation,Firm News on April 1, 2021

What if your employer created a work environment so hostile and intimidating that you did not want to go to work to face him or her anymore?  Many employees faced with the same scenario believe that they have no options. If they ultimately get terminated, they may have an avenue to bring a wrongful termination lawsuit….

Who Is My Employer?
Posted in Employment Litigation,Firm News on February 20, 2021

Most employees can readily identify their employer. And, most employers can easily identify their own employees (or, they can check their records to figure it out). There are, however, some circumstances where an employee can have two employers and not even know it. Likewise, a business may have an employee and not be aware of…

New California Employment Laws in 2021
Posted in Employment Litigation,Firm News on January 22, 2021

Many new employment laws that affect both employees and employers went into effect on January 1, 2021. Our attorneys discuss a few of these new California employment laws in 2021 below. SB 1383: California Family Rights Act Expanded to Small Employers Senate Bill 1383 expands the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to apply to most California…

Workers: What to Know About California’s AB5
Posted in Employment Litigation,Firm News on December 16, 2020

California’s Assembly Bill 5, also known as AB5 or the “gig worker bill,” was signed into law by Governor Newsom on September 18, 2019. It went into effect on January 1, 2020. It addresses a worker’s employment status when a hiring entity claims that the individual it hired is an independent contractor. Below, our Los Angeles…