We hope that there are several instructive takeaways concerning employment law on our website at the Southern California business law firm of Larson & Gaston.
The Americans with Disabilities Act provides that employees with disabling medical conditions can take leave for multi-month periods, even for a year or longer.
Give and take.
Employment discrimination is against the law in various circumstances, which is something for both employees and employers to know. For instance, employers aren't allowed to turn down a potential employee just because he or she has a disability. As long as an individual is capable of performing the job, he or she should receive a fair chance at employment.
American Airlines and its largest regional affiliate, Envoy Air, recently agreed to settle a lawsuit that accused the airlines of denying accommodations to disabled workers. American and Envoy agreed to pay $9.8 million to resolve claims that they didn't allow disabled workers to return to their jobs or transfer into open positions when they had restrictions on tasks they could perform.
Sexual harassment is having a moment in the news right now – and it’s not a good one. While the victims are getting a chance to share their stories without shame, it shows a much larger issue within the workplace in the entertainment industry.
Tip of the iceberg?
For California employers and prospective hirees, this cuts both ways.
In the workplace, and as regards the interaction between employers and employees, the relationship is symbiotic.
A recent Bloomberg article terms it an "imbroglio."