All employees with disabilities are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA protects the rights of disabled people by making sure that they are not discriminated against and helping them feel empowered to live as normal a life as possible, and this includes participation in the workplace.
A civil jury ordered Chipotle Mexican Grill to pay a former manager of one of Fresno locations $7.97 million on Friday, May 11 for her wrongful termination from her role with the popular fast-food chain.
There have been some explosive allegations aimed at a California lawmaker by his former chief of staff. The former employee claims that he was wrongfully terminated after he spoke up about sexual misconduct by the lawmaker toward other employees.
As an employee, you have certain rights that are legally enforceable. However, if you do not know about these rights, as many do not, you will not be equipped with the knowledge that you need in order to take action.
Losing a job can be a life-changing occurrence, both for the good and the bad. It can force you to examine your life and make positive changes for the future; however, it can also mean that you suffer financially, and that you are left with low self-esteem and insecurities as a result.
As an employee, there are so many rules and regulations that might leave you confused in regard to what your rights are. The following blog provides a brief overview into some of the most common questions that are asked by employees about issues regarding what happens after you have left the company, and what to do if you believe you have been wrongfully terminated.
Like many other states in the country, California laws state that employers can fire their staff "at-will". In other words, they can fire one of their employees without needing to give a reason. But many people think that if a state has "at-will" laws, then they as employees do not have any rights or opportunity for legal action when they have been fired. This could not be further from the truth.
Being terminated from your job without notice or expectation can be a terrible experience, leaving you low in confidence and fearful about your financial future. Although it is legal for a company to fire an employee without a specific reason, there are many circumstances in which an employee can be unlawfully fired.
There are many protections in place for workers when it comes to being fired from their job. It is important for a stable and successful society for employees to have some degree of job security. Therefore, while it is still possible to get fired from your place of work, employers need to have a good reason for this. There has a trend in the last couple of years that has seen many workers take their former employers to court and win their case.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has laws that state that it is not permissible for employers to punish job applicants or employees for certain reasons. These reasons can include discrimination and harassment against an applicant or employee.