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Dysfunctional Workplaces May Be the Norm, but You Have the Right to Speak Up About Bullying and Harassment

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In a recent article on the Walrus website, Samia Madwar ponders whether workplaces are inherently toxic.  She details a variety of perverse interpersonal dynamics which are, unfortunately, so common in work environments that no one who has ever depended on employment income is surprised to hear about them.  Entry level employees bend to the… Read More »

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Bartender Sues Chain Restaurant for Discrimination and Retaliation

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It is rare to find a career counselor who would tell you this directly, but if you have excellent interpersonal skills and you want to make money, you may have a successful career in bartending.  The stereotype that almost everyone feels comfortable confiding in bartenders has a basis in reality.  Even when customers do… Read More »

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Jury Awards $41 Million Verdict to NICU Nurse in Wrongful Termination Settlement

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Being a nurse is one of the most difficult jobs in the world, and yet, new babies are a delight.  You have probably encountered a grumpy nurse or two in a doctor’s office or hospital where you were a patient.  At any given moment, nurses are dealing with anxious patients, demanding doctors, passive-aggressive coworkers,… Read More »

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New Law Gives California Employees the Benefit of the Doubt in Employer Retaliation Claims

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Many cases of employment discrimination follow a familiar story.  The employee does not feel welcome in the work environment from the start.  Her direct supervisor seems to find fault with her about issues great and small, and coworkers make derogatory comments about the employee’s race, gender, or family status on a frequent basis, and… Read More »

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The Law Protects Prison Employees Who Report Abuse From Retaliation

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Reporting misconduct by your employer is a legally protected activity.  This means that, if you see employees in your workplace violating legal regulations, committing crimes, or simply engaging in reckless or malicious acts that cause physical or financial harm, you have the right to complain about it to the leadership of your organization or… Read More »

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Can Plaintiffs be Anonymous in Employment Discrimination Lawsuits?

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Complaining about employment discrimination, including filing a discrimination lawsuit against your employer, is a legally protected activity.  This means that it is against the law for your employer to retaliate against you once it finds out about the lawsuit.  Retaliation could include termination of employment, adverse actions such as demotion or denial of raises,… Read More »

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Court Rules Against Hospital for Retaliation Against Oncologist Who Filed Whistleblower Claims

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Employers have the right to take adverse actions against employers who do their jobs poorly.  If you do not fulfill your job duties in a satisfactory way, your employer has the right to write negative reviews of your performance and to deny your applications for promotions.  If you consistently perform poorly over a period… Read More »

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Food Bank Whistleblower Sues Former Employer for Retaliation

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In addition to being one of the nation’s leading producers of food, California also has some of the most climate-friendly laws.  In 2016, the California Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Act, also known as SB 1383, became law.  It aims to reduce greenhouse gasses in California.  Specifically, it targets methane emissions produced by organic waste… Read More »

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Protections Against Retaliation Apply Whether You Complain to Your Employer or to an Outside Regulatory Body

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It is against the law for your employer to fire you or otherwise punish you for exercising your legal rights.  The rights of employees include receiving the payment promised to them by their employers and required by law, taking a leave of absence from work pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA),… Read More »

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County Settles With Social Worker Fired in Retaliation for Whistleblower Claims

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Whistleblower protections apply to all employees who report misconduct by their employers.  These protections prohibit employers from firing, demoting, or otherwise taking adverse actions against employees when they report misconduct by their supervisors internally within the company or to regulators or other third parties.  It is against the law for your employer to fire… Read More »

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