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Category: Retaliation

Will it become easier for employees to prove FMLA retaliation?

Posted in Firm News,Retaliation on October 6, 2017

Employers already face significant difficulties when FMLA leave-related disputes arise. A recent court ruling only increases the challenges companies deal with when disciplining or terminating an employee who is on or just completed FMLA leave. Cassandra Woods was an employee of START Treatment & Recovery Centers. Issues related and not related to work affected her… read more

Bill expanding California parental leave heads to governor

Posted in Firm News,Retaliation on September 18, 2017

Not all expectant parents in California are guaranteed time off once their children are born. While state law guarantees 12 weeks of parental leave for many new mothers and fathers, the existing law only covers people working in companies with at least 50 employees. This could change under SB 63, the New Parent Leave Act,… read more

The cost of workplace retaliation for employers

Posted in Firm News,Retaliation on August 9, 2017

Acts of workplace retaliation can not only affect work environments, but also careers. Victims of these hostile acts have recourse in the form of lawsuits against the company that allowed the illegal tactics to continue. When it comes to plaintiff employees alleging workplace retaliation in trials, jurors can relate more to the employees. In numerous… read more

The lessons learned from Uber’s missteps

Posted in Firm News,Retaliation on August 4, 2017

In spite of all the technological advancements that Silicon Valley is responsible for, they are equally as famous, or infamous, for an antiquated work culture more akin to Mad Men instead of modern times. Those that claim to be cutting-edge are anything but, especially when they promote intolerable, if not outright hostile work environments. Few… read more

Reasonable accommodation, the interactive process and your employer

Posted in Firm News,Retaliation on July 30, 2017

Last week, we began discussing how one of the primary advantages of calling the Golden State home is the comprehensive legal protection granted to residents, particularly as it relates to employment. By way of illustration, we began discussing the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. In particular, we began discussing how absent extreme hardship, the… read more

Does my employer have to provide me with reasonable accommodations?

Posted in Firm News,Retaliation on July 20, 2017

While most people would list things like the weather, the culture and, of course, the ocean as some of the primary benefits of living in California, it’s important not to overlook the comprehensive legal protections afforded to residents — particularly employees. Indeed, the landmark California Fair Employment and Housing Act not only ensures equal housing… read more

What protection does California law provide to whistleblowers? – II

Posted in Firm News,Retaliation on March 2, 2017

Last week, our blog began discussing how those employees who find themselves in the unenviable position of wanting to report illegal employer conduct, but also fearing potential reprisals must understand that they are protected under state law. Specifically, we discussed how employees of public and private entities who report violations of state or federal law,… read more

What protection does California law provide to whistleblowers?

Posted in Firm News,Retaliation on February 25, 2017

When most employees report for the start of the workday they want nothing more than to spend their shift performing their assigned duties to the best of their abilities, a feat made possible in large part by their employer. Indeed, employee success ultimately hinges on an employer’s willingness to provide the necessary resources, support structure and… read more