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PREGNANT “JACK IN THE BOX” EMPLOYEE GETS FIRED
Lawyers for Employment & Consumer Rights (LFECR) fights for you every day—and we’re here to report another win… this time a settlement and back pay for a California mother. Here are the details.
YES, CALIFORNIA IS AN “AT WILL” STATE
But you can still sue your employer for wrongful termination… What does “at-will” employment mean? The general definition of “at-will” employment means that an employee does not have a written employment contract and that the employer has a right to fire the employee for any reason, at any time, with no notice.
WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Victims are Calling Lawyers & Winning Cases What happens when someone is sexually harassed at work? Sexual harassment occurs in many ugly forms: sexual harassment from a co-worker or boss… inappropriate comments… unwanted contact…gross and/or inappropriate emails… or calls… or texts. Or…
FALSELY FIRED FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT?
This is what you should do… California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act as well as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal for employers to allow anyone to be sexually harassed at work, regardless of one’s gender, race, sex, religion, sexual orientation or national origin. By placing the responsibility on employers, it holds the company accountable for creating a work environment that is free from harassment. Therefore, sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal when employers knowingly ignore its presence and/or do not take the appropriate steps to ensure that the harassment stops.
SIGNS YOU MAY HAVE BEEN FIRED ILLEGALLY
Were you fired because of your… Age? Sex? Sexual Preference? National Origin? Ethnic Group? Religious Affiliation? If you answered “YES” to any of the above you were probably fired unfairly, and may very well be owed money. Act now.
UNDERSTANDING MATERNITY LEAVE
In addition to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California has state laws protecting both pregnancy and parenting leave. In early 2018, California enacted the New Parent Leave Act (NPLA) that widened the scope of the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). The new law expands on the federal guidelines to provide unpaid leave benefits to eligible employees that work for smaller companies (twenty or more employees).
“STONED AT WORK”
A survey published by Drug and Alcohol Review found that 5% of California adults over the age of 21 had used medical cannabis at least once for a “severe” condition. 5% of California employees is approximately one million people.
SEXUALLY HARASSED AT WORK?
There are both federal and California state laws protecting employees from experiencing workplace harassment and/or discrimination. On the federal level, employee protection against discrimination and harassment in the workplace falls under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This stipulates that it’s illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on specified characteristics, such as race, color, national origin, religion, and sex. On the state level, employees are protected against workplace discrimination and harassment under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
SIGNS YOU MAY HAVE BEEN FIRED ILLEGALLY IN CALIFORNIA
There are many actions that California employers can carry out to intentionally or unintentionally fire employees illegally. In doing so, they mistreat employees and may expose themselves to a wrongful termination lawsuit.
YOUR WAGES MAY HAVE BEEN STOLEN
It’s a reality. Corporate America is stealing from the employees that help them generate billions in revenue every year. It’s called “wage theft” and it’s when employers fail to pay employees all their legally entitled wages. This financial reality impacts all employees, across all workplaces, in all states across the country. However, as one might expect, wage theft impacts young workers, women, people of color, and immigrant workers most dramatically.

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