What Damages are Allowed in a Wrongful Termination Case?

Employers need to follow the federal and California rules on hiring, firing, and other parts of the employment process. They generally can’t discriminate based on your race, your gender, or your country of origin. They generally can’t fire you because you have a disability, because you’re too old, or because you ...

Have You Been Discriminated Against By Your Employer Due to Your Pregnancy? U.S. Supreme Court is Currently Debating a Case with Enormous Consequences to Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

The main federal law protecting expecting parents is the Pregnancy Discrimination Act ("PDA"). Enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, PDA prohibits discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. Discriminatory action may come in the form of hiring (or non-hir...

Work for California franchisee, sue the franchisor for sexual harassment?

What to do when you as a California employee are sexually harassed, a victim of retaliation or wrongful termination at the store in which you work, but which is itself a franchisee of a major corporation? Can you sue the franchisor for sexual harassment, retaliation or other California Government Code or Labor Code cau...