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Employer retaliation and harassment sparks McDonald's walkout

In California, workers in any industry can be subjected to employer retaliation, sexual harassment and other workplace violations. Some employees are more vulnerable than others and people who work in the fast food industry fall into this category. Because they are viewed as people employers might deem easily replaceable, it might be perceived as easier to disregard complaints about how fast food workers are treated. However, workers should remember they have rights and there may be recourse if they are mistreated.

California extends sexual harassment training deadline

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation in late August extending the Jan. 1, 2020 deadline for businesses to comply with new anti-harassment training procedures for California. The order provides a one-year delay for larger companies to begin training non-supervisory employees, while smaller businesses have an extra year before they must provide training for supervisors.

Workers who complained to Google claim employer retaliation

Employees in California and across the nation who are facing any workplace violations are encouraged to report it to their employer. This is a step to put a stop to the mistreatment and get the situation on the record. Still, some employers might frown upon employees who are complaining and take tacit or overt retaliatory actions. Just as sexual harassment and other illegal workplace behavior is problematic, so too is employer retaliation. People who are confronted with illegality at work in any context can benefit from having legal advice on what to do next.

Former utility employee files lawsuit for employer retaliation

When employees of public and private businesses in California are confronted with wrongdoing at work, it can have a negative impact on their entire lives. Not only can it force them to decide that they cannot stay in that job, but it can place them in a position where they are unsure of what to do for other employment. When workers are harassed and retaliated against, it can include a variety of behaviors. In many instances, the victim is not even aware that there has been a legal violation. When confronted with workplace mistreatment, having legal assistance is essential to determine what steps to take.

Are there time limits to file an employer retaliation complaint?

Despite renewed and increased attention paid to worker rights in California and across the nation, there is still a problem with labor violations. This can encompass many acts. One that does not receive the same focus as current concerns about sexual harassment but is also serious is employer retaliation. When an employer violates an employee's rights in this way, there are key points that the employee should remember when trying to achieve justice.

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