A 47-year-old Long Beach man broke down on the stand as he testified at a wrongful termination trial against his former employer, the United Parcel Service (UPS), last week. The man's bosses previously argued that the reason that he was fired from his dock supervisor role in 2017 was because he used profanity twice within 11 months on the job. The plaintiff himself contends that he was let go for being white instead of Hispanic.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects individuals from being discriminated against based on their past, current or perceived association with a disability. This federal law applies to almost any employer that has 15 or more employees. Any company that violates the ADA may be subject to civil penalties including fines.
Losing a job can be one of the most difficult situations to deal with in life. You may have invested years of time and effort into your work and felt loyal to the company and its mission. Therefore, when your employment is terminated unexpectedly, you may feel like you have been betrayed, and it can feel difficult to know how to react.
If you already thought that labor laws in California were confusing, hang onto your hat because 2020 is going to usher in some changes that could make things even more complicated.
Many workers in California have the right to take job-protected leave under certain circumstances. However, many do not take advantage of their ability to take this leave because they are not fully aware of their rights and are therefore worried about their job security.
Being unexpectedly fired from your job can be upsetting for several reasons. First, you'll probably feel offended that your boss believed that your skills and dedication toward your job were disposable. Second, you will likely be feeling financially insecure since you do not know where your next paycheck will come from. Third, you may worry that losing your job could affect your career in the long term.
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.
There is nothing worse than learning that your employment has been terminated. This will change your life in many ways, with an emphasis on your finances.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) went into effect in 1990. Once it did, it made it illegal for all types of employers including labor organizations, staffing agencies, local or state governments and private employers to discriminate against an individual with a disability.