Healthcare Workers protection for whistle blowers

There are many whistle blower laws in California (see Labor Code 1102.5, the grandfather of them all), but a specific one for all California health care workers (including doctors) to know about is Health and Safety Code Section 1278.5. This protects anyone who reports issues with patient stafety. It prohbits any healt...

SEC Whistleblowers Have an Ally

The job of a whistleblower can be a dangerous one. Exposing the corrupt practices of multi-million or billion dollar corporations, government agencies, or giant banks can lead to retaliatory efforts that range from termination of employment, to blackballing and the ending of a career, to actual physical threats t...

Will California Non-Discrimination Bill 1660 Conflict with Federal Law?

Assembly Bill 1660, sponsored by Assemblyman Alejo (D-Salinas) was signed into law by Governor Brown, signaling the end of the 2014 legislative session. The Bill gives protections from discrimination to immigrant workers that have heretofore been unseen in the United States. With the federal government and the...

Abercrombie & Fitch Continues its Policy of Discrimination, for now…

Abercrombie & Fitch is well known for its East Coast collegiate style of clothing. The company has come under fire in recent years because its CEO, Mike Jeffries went on a rant about his ideal customer in what has become known as his discriminatory fat-shaming. He only wants to see his clothes on the 'hot, co...

Amazon employees say they weren’t paid for long security checks

A question of U.S. employment law that some observers say is 80 years in the making has arrived before the Supreme Court. Anyone who has ever not been paid for a work-related task, and believes they should have been, will likely take a strong interest in the outcome of this case. The plaintiffs are former empl...

Another San Diego Politician in Hot Water for Sexual Harassment (Part 3)

In the conclusion of this article, we take a look at the efforts of reporters to uncover the truth behind the allegations of Todd Bosnich regarding the alleged sexual harassment of Carl DeMaio, and Carl Demaio's allegations that Todd Bosnich was merely a disgruntled employee who'd been caught plagiarizing and the...

Another San Diego Politician in Hot Water for Sexual Harassment (Part 2)

In this, the second part of our coverage of the alleged sexual harassment of Republican congressional candidate, Carl DeMaio, we will take a look at DeMaio's response to Bosnich's claims and his counter claims against the former staffer. DeMaio Responds DeMaio tells a different story, however. In an interview wit...

Another San Diego Politician in Hot Water for Sexual Harassment (Part 1)

Carl DeMaio, the 'new generation Republican' candidate that was going to be one of the poster boys for the new Republican party, is being accused of sexual harassment...not the first sexual misconduct allegation to surface with this guy. Just a few weeks before the congressional elections, one of DeMaio's former sta...