Another television personality has been terminated due to allegations of sexual misconduct. This morning, NBC's Today show announced their co-anchor, Matt Lauer, was terminated late Tuesday night after a detailed account of his misbehavior was brought forward by a staff member.
Even if you enjoy your job and the people you work with, there could come a point in the future when you are the victim of discrimination. Since this can come about at any time, it's imperative that you know your legal rights.
Employers in California are required by law to provide employees with safe working conditions. Workers who recognize hazardous conditions can report them to regulatory agencies, which also protect them from retaliation from their employer for doing so.
People in California and all over the country are not looking the other way anymore when it comes to sexual harassment. The vast amount of actors, directors and other celebrity figures who have been accused over the last month have been staggering, and the industry is saying "enough."
Many workers in California assume when they are hired that they are guaranteed employment unless they screw up or do something wrong to justify being terminated. The truth is the majority of employees in the state are hired on an at-will basis, which means the employer can terminate employment at any time and for any reason.
The wildfires that have spread through California have had a big affect on seasonal workers in the area. Not only has their income been affected over the last couple of weeks, but some of their employers have sustained major damage that may limit future employment. While some seasonal employees are protected by state and federal laws, undocumented workers do not have these same protections, and this may have a major influence on the businesses that depend on these workers.