Alexander Morrison + Fehr, LLP

Alexander Morrison + Fehr, LLP

Sexual harassment victims often face retaliation, termination

Sexual harassment occurs in just about every industry across California and the United States, and research shows that many who experience it face additional hardships in the aftermath. A substantial percentage of sexual harassment victims report that they face retaliation or firing in the wake of reporting their allegations of harassment. According to the Mercury

Does the state minimum wage automatically increase?

Since minimum wage laws vary by state, how much you may earn in minimum wage will vary depending on which state you live in. Also, in some states, the minimum wage automatically goes up depending on certain conditions. California is one of these states. Its minimum wage is not permanently set and will increase by

What rights do you have as a pregnant woman in the workplace?

Pregnancy discrimination laws exist to give pregnant women, or women experiencing pregnancy-related health issues, certain rights and protections while at work. As long as you work for an employer that maintains a staff of at least 15 people, that employer must abide by the terms set by two specific rulings. Per the U.S. Equal Employment

Sexual harassment a pervasive problem in health care

Sexual harassment affects people from all walks of life, and it is also an issue in virtually every type of work environment. While sexual harassment occurs in all industries, it is statistically more common in some fields than in others. If you count yourself among those who make their living working in hospitals, doctor’s offices

Pros and cons of NDAs for employees

Over the last couple of decades, more and more employees in the U.S. have been asked to sign nondisclosure agreements as part of their standard new-hire onboarding process when joining a new company. The practice has become so commonplace that few question these documents before signing them as they appear to be just normal things

California’s whistleblower protections

From individuals within the federal government on down to employees of local businesses, there seems to be an unending arena in which a person may want or need to come forward with information that exposes wrongdoing on the part of a company, government agency or other public office. While it is good that there are

Know how to identify wrongful termination

When people lose their jobs, they may sometimes feel blind-sided because they thought everything was going just fine. It is important to remember that there are situations when it is illegal to fire an employee. It is a good idea for people to recognize these situations so they will know if they have been wrongfully

How can veterans protect against job discrimination?

If you are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, you gave of yourself and sacrificed for your country. Returning to civilian life requires a big adjustment from your enlisted years. And, it generally also means reentering the civilian workforce. As you search for a job, you might wonder whether there could be job

Facts to know about workplace sexual harassment

Sexual harassment remains a significant problem in the American workplace, even as awareness of this issue increases. Understanding the reality of sexual harassment can give employees the strength to seek help. Learn more about detecting, preventing and fighting back against this issue at your job. Actions that constitute sexual harassment Federal law defines unwanted sexual

How do I file a whistleblower complaint with OSHA?

If you believe that your employer is doing something illegal or something that could cause serious harm to you and other employees, then you have every right to report it to the proper authorities. If your employer is violating OSHA laws, you will file your complaint with OSHA. The agency makes it fairly easy for

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