A go-getter, competitive and assertive personality is one that employers value in the workplace, right? It might depend on the industry or the job position; that is true. According to a recent research study, it also depends on your age. The older someone is, the less assertive people expect them to be -- at least according to the study.
Wrongful termination is not just a remedy for front-line employees - chief executives sometimes find a need to use the courts to receive their just due or to establish a legal principle. Recently, a former CEO of a California bank sued the bank for wrongful termination. The suit was filed in Alameda County Superior Court.
San Diego readers might have read or heard news stories involving an employee alleging wrongful termination or employment discrimination. Yet few may realize how hard it can be to prepare convincing evidence needed to win on this type of claim.
Last week on our San Diego employment law blog, we had mentioned that wage theft is a common, but illegal practice that affects thousands of workers every year in California and throughout the U.S.
Domestic violence continues to affect women and men throughout the entire country, including folks in San Diego. Victims of domestic violence may suffer from depression when they feel like they will never be able to get out of an abusive relationship, and they may even fear for their lives and the safety of their children.
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in San Diego may have faced some tough challenges throughout their lives as a result of their sexual orientation or nontraditional gender identities.
California has strict laws against sexual harassment in the workplace, but unfortunately the treatment still occurs. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a female worker was sexually harassed and retaliated against at Tenaya Lodge, a hotel and resort located near Yosemite National Park in California.
A 20-year-old California woman appeared to be the perfect fit for a job serving at a sports bar northeast of San Diego in Palm Desert. She aced the application and interviews, according to media reports, but was denied the job when she tried on the bar's uniform.
Not all workers in San Diego are aware that as recently as 2011, laws have been passed to protect the rights of veterans in the workplace.
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.