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September 2015 Archives

Restaurant lawsuit could change who gets hired

Older men and women who are attempting to get back into the California workforce may find it difficult. In some cases, businesses may try to hire younger individuals even though this is against federal and state law. One woman found herself to be part of a lawsuit after she learned that she was overlooked for a position that went to a young woman who had no experience.

Treating transgender workers fairly in California

Since 2012, transgender workers have been protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in the view of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. According to guidance published by the Office of Personnel Management and by the EEOC, workers should be called by the name and pronoun of their choosing. For instance, if an anatomical male wishes to be addressed as she or her, the employer would be required to do so.

Former Wal-Mart employee files wrongful termination lawsuit

There are many reasons for a worker in California to believe he or she has been subjected to a wrongful dismissal. One is if an illness is disclosed. A worker at Wal-Mart alleges she was dismissed from her job because she is HIV-positive. The incident began with an underage person taking beer and heading to the exit at a time when the store is not legally allowed to sell alcohol.