On June 12, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced that they were suing the Los Angeles-based video game company Riot Games (RG). Their investigation enforcement lawsuit was filed against them for failing to cooperate in answering their questions. They're trying to determine if gender discrimination is occurring in their workplace.
People often think of disabilities as something physical. A worker injures their back on the job, loses feeling in their legs and can never walk again. Another worker suffers an amputation injury and the damage is so severe that doctors cannot save the limb. These types of serious injuries may make it necessary for people to seek out Social Security Disability benefits.
In the United States, you have a right to a safe workplace. You deserve a safe space where you get protection from serious injuries and fatalities. By law in most states, your employer must put your safety ahead of production levels and the bottom line.
When you sign an employment contract at the time of starting a new job, you do so with the idea that you and your employer will adhere to the terms and conditions.
There may come a point when you get wind that you're about to lose your job. Maybe this comes from the human resources department. Maybe it comes from your direct supervisor. Regardless of how you find out about it, you need to take immediate steps to protect yourself.
Although a neck sprain isn't the most serious injury, it can cause a good amount of pain and discomfort for an extended period. Furthermore, it's possible for a neck sprain to prevent you from working.
Landscapers, day laborers and agricultural workers in California are especially prone to heat stroke this time of year and should take special precautions if their work requires them to remain in direct sunlight for extended periods of time.
If you come to find that your employer owes you back overtime pay, don't hesitate to learn more about your legal rights. Neglecting to take action could cause you to miss out on hundreds of thousands of dollars that are due to you.