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Category: Employment Litigation

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…

I Quit My Job. Can I Still File a Claim?
Posted in Employment Litigation on October 13, 2023

Quitting a job does not necessarily mean forfeiting your right to pursue a discrimination or sexual harassment claim. With the right evidence and legal support, you can still take action against your previous employer, even after resigning. The Impact of Quitting Your Job It is important to consider the reasons behind your resignation. If you…

Can I Get Fired For Sick Leave?
Posted in Employment Litigation,Wrongful Termination on October 6, 2023

Sick leave is a fundamental right that ensures employees can prioritize their health without fearing repercussions in the workplace. As long as you have accrued and are entitled to use it, you cannot be legally fired for taking sick leave. California Laws on Sick Leave The Healthy Workplaces/Healthy Families Act of 2014 This piece of…

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….