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.
Here at LiLaw Inc., we represent both employers and employees in the Greater Gay Area in matters concerning illegal harassment in the workplace. Most prominent in the news, of course, is sexual harassment, but other types of harassment are also illegal such as those based on race, age, disability, religion and more.
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.