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California Healthcare Company Settles Discrimination and Wrongful Termination Suit

California-based Healthcare Company Settles Disability, Pregnancy Discrimination and Wrongful Termination Suit filed by EEOC According to a December 6, 2018 U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) release, Visalia, California-based Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) will pay $1.75 million and provide other relief to settle a claim filed by the EEOC.  The suit claims the health care network failed …

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sexual harassment

Sexual and Workplace Harassment Laws Effective in 2019

The #MeToo movement and numerous high profile workplace-relations lawsuits prompted new California employment laws that take effect on January 1, 2019. California employers and employees alike should take note of four notable sexual and workplace harassment laws detailed below. Don’t hesitate to reach out to an experienced California employment lawyer should you have questions about …

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When to Contact a Wrongful Termination Lawyer

If you can successfully prove that your employer wrongfully terminated you, you may be able to recover damages for your financial loss, future financial losses, punitive damages, and suffering. There are several key questions that must be answered to determine if you have a legitimate claim against your employer for wrongful termination: 1. Are you …

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Class Action Against Walmart for Wage and Overtime Violations

On November 13, 2018 a California federal judge denied Walmart’s bid to decertify a class of at least 50,000 workers who claim the big-box retailer underpaid them for missed lunch breaks. This decision comes after a federal judge just a couple of months ago granted partial class-action status in a lawsuit alleging wage and hour law violations at …

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Americans with Disabilities Act

Employer Obligations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

California employers should take employee requests for accommodations with extreme care. Whether the request is related to a mental or physical disability there are certain steps employers should take to ensure requests for accommodations are both considered and provided if they are determined to be reasonable. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title I of the …

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SCOTUS Rules that ADEA Applies to Small State Offices

On November 6, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) extends to small state and local government employers, rejecting an Arizona fire district’s contention that the statute should apply only to public entities with at least 20 employees. In a unanimous 8-0 decision, the court upheld the Ninth Circuit’s decision …

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