Discrimination and Harassment In The Workplace

“Discrimination” at the workplace occurs when your employer treats you differently. Discriminatory acts include making you work under unequal working conditions (such as lower pay or benefits), failing to promote you, or firing you. But not all “discrimination” is illegal discrimination. If your boss fires you because he simply doesn’t like you, that is not Read more…

Health Benefits When Employment Ends – COBRA

Health benefits after employment COBRA Insurance Are you familiar with cobra insurance? Many employees covered by health insurance plans can continue to get health benefits for a limited time after they lose their jobs. That right comes from a federal law called the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (“COBRA”). Any company with 20 or more Read more…

Family And Medical Leave

Family and Medical Leave – Federal Law The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that allows “covered employees” to take time away from work to handle family or medical needs. California, like most states, has provided additional rights beyond the scope of the federal legislation. Employers who violate the FMLA may Read more…

Wrongful Termination – Employee Rights

There is almost nothing worse than getting fired from a job. If you’ve been “wrongfully” fired, you might consider suing your employer. Some employees have long-term contracts that prevent employers from firing them whenever they like, but most employees are “at-will” employees, who can be terminated for no reason at all. Even at-will employees, however, Read more…