CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAW BLOG

  • Bad Faith Claims: 5 Things Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know

    People carry all types of insurance for injuries, property damage, and more. Whether you file a claim for a car crash, damage to your home, or for your business, you deserve to be treated fairly by your insurance provider. Paying monthly premiums should ensure that you can recover benefits when you file a claim. Unfortunately, […]

  • Was I Retaliated Against for Taking FMLA Leave?

    While productivity for U.S. companies is important, efforts have been made in recent decades to also enforce the importance of workers having time to properly address their own medical issues or that of family members. One of the most important laws established to protect this time for workers is the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  […]

  • COVID-19 Retaliations are on the Rise: Here’s Why

    The safety issues related to COVID-19 have been clear across the country for the past year. Many businesses have made sacrifices in an effort to keep their employees safe, from providing specific safety gear intended to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and instituting social distancing policies in the office to requiring employees to work […]

  • The Difference Between Workplace Bullying & a Hostile Work Environment

    Many times, the terms “workplace bullying” and “hostile work environment” are used interchangeably to define poor treatment of an employee that is either instigated by the employer or by employees who are not prevented by the employer from treating a co-worker poorly. Legally, there is a distinct difference between these two, as the court will […]

  • The Types of Breach of Contract You Should Be Aware Of

    In the business world, particularly for those who deal with a lot of contracts with vendors, employees, or even customers, it is only a matter of time before someone fails to meet the requirements of the contract. While the reasons why one party in the agreement was unable to hold up his or her end […]

  • What Is Considered Circumstantial Evidence in Discrimination Cases?

    Illegal employment discrimination only rarely happens out in the open. More often, employers and supervisors try to conceal the discriminatory purpose of the adverse employment actions they take against employees and prospective employees. Rather than telling a woman she’s been let go because of her pregnancy, they come up with excuses about downsizing and poor […]

  • Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in California?

    Generally speaking, non-compete agreements (also sometimes called non-competition agreements, or simply non-competes) are not enforceable in California against former employees. However, those agreements can be enforced against others, including former business partners, former members of a limited liability company, and parties to the sale of a business. In addition, in some circumstances California courts may […]

  • 5 Common Workplace Retaliation Tactics

    People always say to listen to your gut. If your gut tells you that you are the victim of workplace retaliation, listen. Retaliation can take many forms so it may not always be clear to you if you are suffering from workplace retaliation. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, workplace retaliation is the most […]

  • How to Recognize and Combat Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

    Across the world, over 1 billion people are currently living with some form of disability. The World Health Organization reports this number is increasing every single day. Unfortunately, people with disabilities don’t just face everyday challenges related to their disability, often, they are subject to workplace discrimination. If you believe you or someone you love […]

  • 8 Things Employees and Employers Need to Know About Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

    Most Sacramento-area businesses and their workers generally understand that religious discrimination in the workplace is illegal. They may not, however, have full knowledge of the scope of the protections laws and regulations afford to religious practices in connection with employment, and what types of decisions and conduct might constitute religious discrimination at work.  Here are […]