Discrimination News

Sexual Harassment amongst Officers—California Labor Law Violation

Concord, CA Judging from a recent settlement and separate lawsuit, it would appear that some people in uniform don't understand that sexual harassment is a violation of the California Labor Law. In March, a lawsuit was filed against a male probation officer, accusing him of sexual harassment, and yet another sexual harassment suit was settled by the city of Concord regarding an employee who claimed she was sexually harassed by a female police officer.

April 30, 2012

Pregnancy Discrimination Will Result in California Labor Lawsuit

Los Angeles, CA It seems almost medieval that employers would fire someone for being pregnant, and incredulous to think they could get away with it. Pregnancy discrimination is a violation of the California Labor Law and the state of California has the strongest parental leave programs and protections in the nation, according to a study from 2005.

March 12, 2012

Asian Nurse Cries Discrimination, Violation of California Labor Law

Fresno, CA When Faye was wrongfully terminated from her job as a dialysis nurse, she knew it was due to discrimination. And she knows discrimination is a violation of the California Labor Law. Now she intends to stand up for her rights: Faye has filed a complaint with a California labor law attorney.

January 9, 2012

Iraq Veteran Claims Discrimination, California Labor Law Violation

Turlock, CA Marcel suffered a brain injury during his tour of duty in Iraq (his humvee hit a roadside bomb). Being honest, he disclosed this information on his application for security work at a local hospital. Marcel was hired but then got pulled from the schedule. Marcel believes he was discriminated against due to his injury, which is a violation of the California Labor Law.

November 7, 2011

Sacramento Electrical Company Fined for Violations of California Labor Law

Sacramento, CA The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently announced its largest-ever administrative award against a company for violations of California labor law, according to The Downey Patriot.

October 10, 2011

California Labor Law: Being White Also Spells Discrimination

San Jose, CA Austin was recently terminated from a fuel delivery company; he is certain the reason was racial - he was the only white employee, everyone else was Hispanic. No matter who you are, racial discrimination is a violation of the California Labor Law.

September 5, 2011

Little-Known California Labor Law in Good Standing with Employees

Sacramento, CA A little-known California labor law appears to be causing a headache for retailers now having to look at a potentially new way to handle their employees - especially individuals working as counter staff and checkout technicians who spend the vast majority of their shift on their feet.

June 27, 2011

California Labor Law: Discrimination Goes Both Ways

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Leo says that managers of the theater where his daughter works "has a policy of ethnic discrimination and harassment to people of Hispanic or African-American descent." Andrew, a manager at the State of California's SDI program, says he has been targeted by an employee for sexual harassment and discrimination after he "wrote her up for abusing break time." Although the California Labor Law does not tolerate discrimination, the California labor code can also be abused…

March 29, 2011

Former Basketball Coach Sues over California Labor Law Violations

Plumas County, CA A former teacher and basketball coach in Plumas County, California, has filed a lawsuit claiming school officials violated California labor law and discriminated against him because he is American Indian, the Sacramento Bee reports.

February 21, 2011

Disease Discrimination Exists in the Workplace

Los Angeles, CA A California police officer recently filed a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles alleging discrimination on the part of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Malcolm Thomas's California labor lawsuit was augmented by charges that his employer discriminated against an injury he suffered on the job. Instead of making allowances for Thomas's injury, his employer allegedly put him in situations that proved to aggravate the injury.

September 7, 2010
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