If you recently lost your job in California, it may have left you wondering what to do next. Before you walk away from the situation, you may want to consider whether you were wrongfully terminated. We at the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton often help people evaluate whether an employer took an illegal action against them.
The #MeToo movement has exploded thanks to fed-up women who have endured illegal exploitation in the workplace. Unfortunately, long-held cultural beliefs feed the falsehood that men cannot help their behavior.
There are many ways you can be harassed or discriminated against in the workplace. Some of these can be resolved within your company by communication and cooperation, but other forms of discrimination can violate workplace fairness laws in California and may necessitate professional help. You may have heard of the word “nepotism” without fully understanding how it can affect you at work.
Residents in California have certainly been aware that the issue of sexual harassment or misconduct has received more attention in the last year or so. For many, there are not only concerns about potential sexual harassment in the workplace but also about how allegations of these actions are handled. The state of California will see new laws go into effect in 2019 that will continue to place the burden of proof on the person making any allegations but that may well make it easier to prove them.
You try to be a good person and extend some patience to your employer when he or she is late on paychecks — or even gets something wrong in the payroll accounting. It is a fact of doing business in California that people make mistakes. Sometimes these mistakes are honest. Other times, that may not be the case.