The majority of disputes that arise in the workplace and proceed to litigation find their resolution not at trial, but in a settlement—agreed to by the employer and the employee and hopefully beneficial to both.
Because so many cases end in settlement, the terms of the settlement agreement become crucial for ensuring a just outcome that is fair to both parties. This is especially so because the power dynamic in negotiations between employers and their employees is often skewed in favor of the employer.
Did you know that California is one of only three states in the US to protect interns and volunteers from harassment and discrimination in the workplace?
If you are an intern, volunteer or apprentice in California, you have the right to be free from harassment and discrimination at work. Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) (California Government Code 12940), it is unlawful for an employer to harass or discriminate against an intern, volunteer or participant in an apprenticeship training program on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or any other classification protected by law. Continue reading “California Law Prohibits Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Against Interns and Volunteers”→