Mothers in California and across the country are protected at the federal level from workplace discrimination through the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Affordable Care Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. These areas of employment law provide unpaid leave for a woman having a baby, as well as requiring employers to provide a sanitary place for nursing, and reasonable accommodations for pregnant and nursing mothers. However, many women feel their bosses do not provide these accommodations, and they even face retaliation for complaining about the discrimination.
There are few in California who have not heard of the devastation in other parts of the country as a result of the hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires. The news provides shocking images of communities and families devastated by the destruction, and many wonder how the victims will carry on. In some cases, homeowners struggle to figure out how to manage the cleanup and to help affected family members and still get to their jobs to earn money to support their families. Will the Family and Medical Leave Act, known as FMLA, cover this?
The California finance company Social Finance Inc. has lately faced some disturbing charges by a former employee. While original complaints limited the allegations to managers in the company's headquarters, recent filings suggest the issues may extend to the CEO himself. However, the head of SoFi has decided to fight the allegations that he has violated employment law.
Those in California who serve in the U.S. military understand that things may change while they are away from home. While there are some factors over which service members have little control, they know that, in most cases, the law protects them from losing their jobs while serving in the military. One man in another state is counting on employment law to resolve what he believes was a wrongful termination following an injury while on a military training exercise.