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.
One former and one current Riot Games employees have sued the developer of the popular "League of Legends" video game for harassment, discrimination and violating California's Equal Pay Act. Their suit was filed in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles earlier this month.
Employment law focuses on protecting the rights of workers or employers, depending on the side being practiced. Employee-side employment law focuses on the rights of employees and the obligations and responsibilities of employers to their employees. Attorneys in the field may work with clients facing issues due to wrongful termination, discrimination or wage concerns.