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September 2012 Archives

Wal-Mart workers in California protest horrible work conditions

Some work conditions are cushier than others. For example, some workplaces in San Diego might offer spacious lounge areas for employees to conduct meetings or to take breaks, while other workers might be lucky enough to even have a break room where they can comfortably eat their lunch. But whatever the conditions may be, workers deserve to take breaks they are legally entitled to take, and they deserve to work in places that are safe.

Does In-N-Out Burger in California discriminate when hiring?

It is difficult for anyone to find a job these days due to the competitive job market in San Diego and throughout the entire state of California. But when employers discriminate against employees and job applicants, it may be especially difficult for some folks to gain employment or advance in the workplace, even when they are qualified for a job or a promotion.

California hospital agrees to pay nearly $1M in harassment suit

A California medical center has agreed to pay $975,000 to settle a class-action national origin discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center on behalf of a group of approximately 70 Filipino-American hospital workers.

Employer sued after receptionist is sexually harassed by patient

Earlier this month, a receptionist who works at a medical facility filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against her employer. If you have been reading our San Diego employment law blog for some time now, you understand that this type of illegal behavior is not at all uncommon in California. However, this woman's complaint is a little different compared to some of the other employment law cases we have discussed on our blog.

Employers retaliated against woman who filed discrimination complaint

Workers in San Diego should have a basic understanding of their rights so that they can feel safe if they ever need to file a discrimination or harassment complaint. Most importantly, workers should understand that they should never have to endure discrimination or harassment in the workplace. This type of behavior is illegal. It is also illegal for employers to retaliate against those who do file formal complaints.

New bill protects California workers from religion discrimination

Last week on our San Diego employment law blog, we had mentioned that a teen who wanted to work at Burger King was told to leave the fast-food restaurant because she had requested that the store accommodate her religious practices by allowing her to wear a long skirt instead of uniform pants.

Teen says Burger King's dress code violated her religious practices

Strict dress codes are typical requirements for many jobs. It is not illegal for an employer to mandate that its employees wear uniforms or follow dress code requirements to convey a professional environment.

California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights seeks governor's approval

Although there are thousands of workers in San Diego who benefit from the many protections that are afforded to employees who work for small businesses, municipalities and large corporations, there are still many occupations that lack adequate protections and rights for workers. One group, in particular, that is in need of adequate workplace protections is domestic workers.