201412.19
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Employees: If you were fired because your employer mistakenly believed that you were engaged in whistleblowing, you may have a claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy

By Helaina L. Chinn, Esq. California law prohibits retaliation by an employer against an employee for whistleblowing. In creating this law, the Legislature found that it serves an important public policy to encourage employees to alert the appropriate authorities when the employee reasonably thinks his or her employer is breaking the law. In a recent…

201412.17
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Overview of New 2015 Laws Affecting California Employees

The CalChamber Employment Law Counsel recently published a white paper, titled “An Overview of New 2015 Laws Affecting California Employers.” The white paper identifies some of the noteworthy new employment laws from the California Legislature.  The range of subject matters the new laws affect include: (1) Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Protections; (2) Leaves of Absence; (3) Wage…

201410.24
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Effective January 1, 2015 “Abusive Conduct” in the Workplace Will Be Defined

In California, new legislative standards on “abusive conduct” under AB 2053 will become effective January 1, 2015. The law will require employers having 50 or more employees operating in California to include as part of the anti-harassment training to supervisors every two years (Gov. Code §12950.1) “prevention of abusive conduct” training.  “Abusive conduct” means “conduct of…

201405.12
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Supervisors Can Be Liable for Harassment and Retaliation

In California, employers aren’t the only ones who face liability for harassment, including sexual harassment, and retaliation in the workplace. Individual supervisors are also liable for their own harassment and retaliation against employees. The law regarding sexual harassment makes employers strictly liable for sexual harassment committed by a supervisor. Therefore, it is important for employers,…