California Questions and Answers

Getting laid off while still on maternity leave due to team relocation.
Based in Santa Clara, California. While I was on maternity leave, all my team members left the company. The company headquarters are based in Texas. In the meantime, they hired consultants (also based...
2 answers  |  asked Jul 13, 2018 11:43 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

SKELLY I am facing termination. My Skelly hearing was 13 months ago. I have been called back twice to clarify issues regarding the charge. Is there a time limit for management to respond after a Skelly hearing. The only proposal made was to retire and iss
I am a long term worker for a govt agency. I was charged w/ falysfying a document. The section I work has no manual and does policy changes with emails etc. I had a Skelly Hearing a year ago. The only...
1 answer  |  asked Jun 29, 2018 09:02 AM [EST]  |  applies to California

Docked half day's pay for going home early due to MSG poisoning from catered food at work.
I am allergic to MSG and will suffer migraine attacks. The caterers normally accommodate people with allergies and those ingredients are posted by the food. There was no posting of MSG as an ingredien...
1 answer  |  asked Jun 27, 2018 1:49 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

I was fired last Tuesday for excessive absenteeism. The next day I became violently ill with a condition that would have been covered under FMLA, but I was unaware of the diagnosis until I went to the ER. I am not saying my employer did anything wrong, bu
I had missed several days recently for not feeling well, but didn't know why. The very day I got fired, I got violently ill and was admitted to the ER the following day, with a potentially life-threat...
1 answer  |  asked Jun 11, 2018 6:22 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

I received a back pay settlement check from my previous employer and not only did they take my normal taxes out but they took an additional 20%. Is this right?
I was wrongfully fired and took them to court, we agreed on a back pay settlement. When I got the check, not only did they take my normal payroll taxes out but they also took an extra 20%. I was never...
1 answer  |  asked Apr 10, 2018 6:34 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

Question about relocation/termination rights
My position at a high tech company is being relocated to another state (From CA to TX), and I've been offered a full relocation benefits package. However, I don't have the means to relocate (just purc...
1 answer  |  asked Mar 5, 2018 01:16 AM [EST]  |  applies to California

I have been working for the same company for over 6 years now (In California) now all of a sudden have to clock in and out and was told I have to take my lunch at 12:30 everyday I am the only one they are telling to do this ? not a happy lady thank you
I have been at the same company for over six years now having to clock in and out ? was told I have to go to lunch at 12:30 pm I work 8:00am-5:00pm apparently I am the only one being told what time I ...
1 answer  |  asked Jan 22, 2018 4:14 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

I am 65 and my job was eliminated. I was told in March of 2017 that why would I want to work so hard at my age. I was a manager and they decided to hire a senior manager over me. I worked 6 Days a week and 10 hour days. There was nothing in writing that m
There was nothing in writing nor did they tell me my work performance was not up to par. One day after they laid me off they hired a contractor.
2 answers  |  asked Jan 14, 2018 11:23 AM [EST]  |  applies to California

Are my rights being violated?
Long story short, i have been granted intermittent fmla by my employer for my son with autism, my 2 previous call outs are being used against me because my supervisor marked them as a no call/no show,...
1 answer  |  asked Nov 16, 2017 1:48 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

Was fired,employer claims,
Was fired,employer claims,"final warning to you regarding negative and counterproductive language, attitudes, and emotions or behaviours in the classroom" Never received one warning on any of the abov...
1 answer  |  asked Nov 12, 2017 11:32 AM [EST]  |  applies to California

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