The state statute that protects job applicants and employees from discrimination based upon disability is the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The FEHA prohibits California employers from engaging in discriminatory acts on account of a person’s disabilities, including: Physical conditions; Mental disabilities; Certain other medical conditions, even if not technically “disabilities;” or, Some types… Read More

What is considered “At-Will” Employment in California? According to California law, an “at-will” employment in the state of California defines a working relationship with an employee that can be terminated for any reason by their employer. This can happen without any type of warning from the employer in the state of California. An employee under… Read More

Unfortunately, too many California employees find themselves in the difficult position of wanting to resign their jobs because conditions at work have become unbearable. Constructive Discharge in California California constructive discharge (also known as constructive termination or constructive dismissal) occurs when a California employer, for unlawful reasons, knowingly creates harsh, intolerable working conditions for an… Read More

Does California Guarantee “Paternity Leave” to Dads? [Updated 2020] The structure of American society has changed dramatically over the last several decades. A greater percentage of fathers are now taking off time from work to care for and bond with their newborn children. According to the United States Department of Labor, 90 percent of fathers… Read More

Federal and state laws protect employees from hostile work environments. What is an example of a hostile work environment? The answer(s): it’s not always clear. California employees who feel intimidated, scared, or distressed often need clarity about whether they are trapped in a hostile work environment. It is important to understand that many different people… Read More

California is an at-will employment state. Companies have the authority to let workers go for a wide range of different reasons — potentially even for ill-advised or largely frivolous reasons. When it comes to hiring and firing, employers in our state retain a considerable amount of discretion. That being said, employers cannot remove a worker… Read More