Include Your Unpaid Wages Claim With Your Wrongful Termination Case

If you are about to file a wrongful termination case against your employer, based on discrimination or retaliation or both, you should make sure you include any claim for unpaid wages or overtime, and any other claims for technical labor code violations, if possible. These may include such violation as failure to provide meal breaks Read More …

Is Criticizing Your Employer During A Workplace Investigation A Good Idea?

Let’s say you have been accused of something at work, whether fairly or unfairly. The employer is investigation the allegations and they are about to interview you, i.e. ask you questions about the allegations to find out your side of the story. This is probably a stressful time and process for you. One thing you Read More …

Bullying

Many workers feel like they are being bullied by their manager. Workplace bullying can range form anything from being micromanaged and told that no matter what you do is not good enough, to being yelled at, cussed at, and otherwise been treated less than respectfully by your manager.  However, workplace bullying, however unfair and hurtful Read More …

Retaliation Against Nurses for Complaining About Staffing Ratios

One of the most common types of employment claims in hospitals and other healthcare facilities is retaliation against nurses for complaining about nurse-to-patient staffing ratios by nurses, doctors or other healthcare professionals. When these strict staffing ratio requirements are violated, this means that each nurse and/or each doctor is assigned with more patients that they Read More …

Is Workplace Bullying Illegal?

Bullying is inherently a vague and relative term. Different people and different employees may mean very different things by referring to someone’s harsh treatment as bullying. However, generally – workplace bullying and other types of unfair treatment at work are not against the law, unless there is specific evidence that the underlying reason for bullying Read More …

Legal Protection for Employees in a Drug Rehab Program

Under California Labor Code sections 1025-1028, employers that employer 25 or more employees must provide reasonable accommodations to those employees who wish to voluntarily entering into a qualified drug rehab or alcohol rehab program. Effectively, this law prohibits discriminating or firing those employees who enter into a rehab program. However, the law allows the employers Read More …