Musicians and those who work to ensure that songs are heard by millions want to ensure that they are properly compensated for their efforts. While there are copyright laws to protect them, some people in California find that they have been the victim of a violation, potentially prompting litigation. In fact, streaming service Spotify now faces a pending lawsuit.
Employees in California want to be judged and treated according to their abilities. If they have concerns about their treatment -- especially if certain actions may be a violation of law -- they should be able to have confidence in the fact that they will not face retaliation for discussing these concerns with the appropriate parties. Unfortunately, some are forced to seek alternative paths to justice, potentially including turning to litigation.
The attitude toward pregnant women in the workplace has changed drastically over the course of the last several decades. In fact, there are laws in place protecting women from discrimination based on their pregnancy. Unfortunately, many women still face persecution despite these laws. In fact, a California woman turned to litigation after she was terminated from her position at a storage facility.
Authors in California often work hard to ensure that their work is experienced by a wide audience of people. Unfortunately, in some cases they must also work hard to protect their creations from copyright infringement or allegations of infringement. For example, the popular novel -- later made into a movie -- "Gone Girl" is now the subject of litigation.
The vast majority of people who work in health care in California and across the country are dedicated, educated professionals who are committed to protecting their patients. If a nurse, for example, is ethically and legally required to report patient abuse at the hands of another employee, the former should be able to do so without fear of retaliation from his or her employer. Unfortunately, a woman in another state has now turned to litigation after she claims she was wrongfully terminated for reporting a patient's account of abuse.
It seems that every day the news brings stories of yet another person accused of sexual misconduct or harassment in the workplace. Many of the most recent accusations have involved high-powered or highly visible men, and the fallout has been remarkable. However, the question remains for many victims of workplace sexual harassment in California and across the country -- what should they do if they experience such treatment on the job? For some, litigation may be the best option.
California is filled with people who strive to become successful in the entertainment field. While most people likely think of actors and singers when they think of money-making films and television shows, the creative forces behind the success of many movies are really those who write scripts. Unfortunately, some writers often feel that their ideas are used without proper credit, potentially prompting their desire for legal recourse, including litigation.
The average employee in California simply wants to be treated the same as his or her co-workers, with the same opportunities for advancement. Unfortunately, some people in the United States feel that they are treated differently as a result of their race, gender, disabilities or religion. Victims of such discrimination often feel like they have no other choice but to pursue litigation in order to rectify such illegal treatment.
The vast majority of people in California work hard to fulfill their workplace responsibilities. For some people, this may include asking difficult questions and informing supervisors of acts of others who may have violated federal law. Those put in such a position should be able to do so without fear of retaliation. Unfortunately, a former employer of Sig Sauer, a gun manufacturer, has turned to litigation after claiming she was fired for investigating an incident involving a manual change made to a shipping address.
Those who create films in California often pour all of their time, energy and talents into the final product. Once completed, they expect that their efforts are properly recognized -- and, perhaps, compensated -- by others who might benefit from their efforts. Unfortunately, the creator of a documentary based on the life of a football player is now the plaintiff in a pending lawsuit due to allegations of copyright infringement, fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of contract.