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August 2019 Archives

Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace

Millennial women are having fewer children than their predecessors and one big contributing factor is how pregnancy affects career goals. CNBC notes that when a woman becomes a mother, this is the time when she may lose the career momentum she had been building throughout her adult life. After reviewing thousands of pages of documents related to this dilemma, researchers found that even the biggest and best companies sideline women after they become pregnant.

How the #MeToo movement affects reports of sexual harassment

When the #MeToo movement began in California, few people believed it would spread quite the way it did. It moved from the southwestern corner of America to the northeast. According to a CNN report, one in three UN workers report being sexually harassed on the job in the past two years alone.

4 signs your employment termination was illegal

Imagine getting called into your boss's office first thing in the morning. You walk in and instead of the meeting you expected, your boss terminates your employment. Perhaps there were signs this was coming. Maybe your boss had been looking for a reason to let you go. Or, maybe this came out of nowhere. No matter the specifics, the best thing you can do is to stay calm and take stock of the both how and when you were fired.

California minimum wage laws and how to file a wage claim

On the campaign trail for the 2016 presidential elections, Bernie Sanders and other democrats raised the importance of a higher minimum wage. At the time, many private corporations shot down the idea of raising the minimum wage to the $15 Sanders recommended. However, several states disagreed. Since then, several of these put plans in place to raise the minimum wage annually to ensure residents make a more livable income. California is one such state.

What a worker can do about workplace retaliation

When workers in California file a complaint related to sexual harassment or other workplace issues, they may find themselves the target of workplace retaliation. In fact, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports that the discrimination findings based on retaliation has been as high as 53% in the past decade.

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