Blog Posts in 2013

  • A Wrongfully Terminated Employee Must Mitigate Damages

    || 12-Dec-2013

    You have probably heard the term "damages" in the context of a lawsuit discussed on TV, the radio, or even in movies. The term "damages" comes up in nearly every civil lawsuit. In a civil lawsuit, "damages" simply means the amount of money or other compensation that is awarded to a plaintiff for all of the harm caused as a legal result of the defendant's conduct. ...
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  • "Sexual Desire" Not Required to Prove Sexual Harassment

    || 12-Dec-2013

    Sexual harassment cases are typically brought by female employees alleging misconduct by male supervisors or co-workers. But the claims arise in other contexts—male employees harassed by female supervisors/coworkers, same-sex harassment, and claims that the hostile environment affected males and females alike. Until recently, there was some uncertainty as to whether a claim for sexual ...
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  • Top 10 Unlawful Reasons For Getting Fired

    || 1-Nov-2013

    1. It's unlawful to fire an employee because of his/her request for an accommodation due to a serious health condition. (Gov't Code § 12945.) 2. It's unlawful to fire an employee because of his/her request for a leave of absence to care for a family member with a serious health condition. (Gov't Code § 12945.) 3. It's unlawful to fire an employee for requesting or ...
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  • Preparing To Meet With An Employment Lawyer.

    || 8-Feb-2013

    Employment disputes are serious matters requiring hard work by lawyers and clients alike. Employees who pursue employment cases need to be prepared—thoroughly prepared. The preparation starts well before filing of the lawsuit and even before hiring a lawyer. The first step is to pull together pertinent records and making preliminary case charts. The following is a list of records which, if ...
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