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Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Termination

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jan 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

The statute of limitations is a specific time period allotted for filing certain types of lawsuits. Each type of legal action has a specific filing deadline. If a lawsuit is not filed within this deadline, your lawsuit may not be accepted or heard. After the statute of limitations has run on th...

What to Expect After an EEOC Charge is Filed

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jan 04, 2021 | 0 Comments

Before you can file a lawsuit for discrimination under federal laws such as Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or the Americans with Disabilities Act, you must file what is known as "a charge of discrimination" with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which is ...

Target Discrimination Lawsuit Filed by Former Employee

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Dec 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

A former Target employee has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against the company also alleging retaliation and wrongful termination. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the employee who previously suffered a traumatic brain injury said he was mistreated at work and fired in 20...

Were You Illegally Laid Off?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Nov 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Employers often adopt the strategy of laying off employees when finances get tight or when there is an economic downturn. Right now, for example, the coronavirus pandemic has led to numerous layoffs not just here in California, but around the country. However, regardless of the financial positi...

Examples of Wrongful Termination & Checklist

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Nov 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

  Wrongful termination has occurred when a person has been illegally fired or laid off. California is an at-will state, which means employers can terminate an employee without providing cause or justification. Similarly, an employee may also quit anytime. However, wrongful termination is said to...

Reasons for Which Employers Cannot Fire Their Employees

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Nov 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

  California is an at-will employment state, which means that generally speaking, an employer can fire an employee for any reason and not have to offer justifications for that decision. That said an employer is prohibited from terminating employees for reasons that would be in violation or feder...

Attorney Alleges IMAX Fired Her Due to Her Race and Age

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Sep 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

  A 57-year-old former company lawyer is suing IMAX Corp. alleging that she was fired back in January because she is Latina and the company wanted younger employees whom they could pay less. According to an NBC news report, Margarita Hernandez's discrimination lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Su...

Wells Fargo Discrimination Settlement

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Sep 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

  Wells Fargo has agreed to make job offers to 580 applicants and pay $7.8 million in back wages and interest to settle allegations of hiring discrimination by the U.S. Department of Labor. According to a report on Hrdive.com, the allegation stated that the company violated federal law by discri...

Is Wrongful Termination Difficult to Prove?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Sep 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

  In California, employment is "at will," which means employers can terminate employees without giving cause or justification and employees can quit their jobs without providing cause or justification as well. But there are certain state, federal and local laws that prevent employers from firing...

Using an Employment Attorney

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jun 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you have been wrongfully terminated from your job, or if you are being harassed, discriminated or face a hostile work environment, you may be overwhelmed thinking about how to fight for your rights and hold your employer or former employer accountable. When you are looking for a Los Angeles...

Unreimbursed Employee Expenses: How to Collect

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

  In 2018, the deduction for unreimbursed employee expenses was eliminated by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was passed by Congress. Before this law was passed, employees who incurred job-related expenses such as travel expenses were able to list them as itemized deductions on their federal ...

What Are an Employee's Rights After Job Termination?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

  When an employee is terminated from his or her job in Los Angeles, he or she does have certain rights. For example, an employee who has just been fired or laid off has the right to receive a final paycheck and has the option of continuing health insurance coverage in addition to being eligible...

Who Can Collect Unemployment in California?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Apr 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

  If you are a California worker who has been laid off because of the coronavirus pandemic or any other reason, you may be eligible to collect unemployment benefits. In California, employees who are temporarily out of work may qualify for unemployment. Right now, millions are out of a job in t...

Coronavirus Layoffs: What Do Workers Do Now?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Apr 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

  The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been devastating not just for California or the United States, but also at a global level. In the United States, more than 16 million people have filed for unemployment in the last three weeks. Economists are predicting that at least 20 mil...

Covid-19 Employee Rights

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

  The coronavirus pandemic is shaking the entire nation to the core as no other event has in recent history. Employees are facing significant and frightening challenges including layoffs, reduced hours, furloughs, temporary suspensions, reduced hours (and therefore, reduced pay), and loss of hea...

What is your Retaliation Claim Worth?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 12, 2020 | 6 Comments

Verdicts from various California Courts, and settlements between the employee and employer, illustrate the risk of retaliation liability and retaliation claims that arises in the wake of employee complaints about mistreatment. Even in cases where employers prove that a discrimination, harassm...

How Much Do You Get from a Discrimination Lawsuit?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jan 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

  Discrimination in the workplace is more common that we might think it is. An employment discrimination lawsuit is adjudicated in civil courts. This means that the plaintiff, in such cases, the employee, has the burden of proof. In other words, he or she must show evidence that there was discri...

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