April 2012 Archives

EEOC says transgender people are protected in California, US

The federal government's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission set the national standard for transgender hiring late last week. The agency said that transgender people are protected from discrimination. This workplace discrimination case came out of California, after a transgender woman applied and was hired for a contractor job with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as a man. She later told the company that she was going to change her gender from a man to a woman. The job was them cut, but later she found out another person was hired for the position.

Los Angeles restaurant worker wrongfully terminated over illness

Late last month, a man filed a lawsuit after his employer fired him. The Los Angeles man said the employer wrongfully terminated him after he was diagnosed with HIV and had to take medications that made him ill. According to a news report, he then asked his employer for reasonable accommodations to perform the duties of his job, but was fired.

Office romance could lead to sexual harassment in California

Offices are filling up with millennials, who see the world very differently from their older counterparts. A new survey recently released shows that millennials, aged 18-29, are more likely to have a romantic relationship with a coworker. This is probably because many of them, 84 percent, say they would if the right person was there. Forty percent of them say they would date their supervisors.

Facebook snooping could violate California employee's rights

Young people are probably the most social media conscious individuals. Many of them realize that what they put on their social media networks can easily go viral on the Internet. Now, employers are especially interested in taking a peek at what potential job candidates are posting on Facebook.

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