You’re going about your business, bustling along, when suddenly that fountain jumps out right in front of you. You trip and fall and suddenly you have a broken ankle. The doctor says you can’t work for 8 weeks. Your boss says that your job won’t accommodate you and they will have to let you go. Is this legal? Read more
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Maybe you made a mistake about how long you worked at a place. Maybe you told a white lie about what your title or duties were. You could’ve lied about something you thought no one would care about, like how old you are or where you live. Or maybe you lied about having a license, a valid Social Security number, a diploma, or experience in a field. Read more
You’ve suddenly found yourself unemployed. While you contemplate your next course of action, you start to wonder whether or not you’ll be survive without an income. Fear not! Receiving unemployment benefits in California is easier than you think. Read more
We all saw it on Facebook. There was a letter from the unnamed executive of an unnamed company stating, “I strolled through our parking lot and found eight Obama bumper stickers on our employees' cars. I’ve decided these folks will be the first to be laid off. These folks wanted change; I gave it to them.” While this story has been largely written off as an urban legend, it represents a larger problem. No matter where on the political spectrum you land, you don’t want your boss to have the right to fire you because of a difference of opinion. Read more
You’ve been working hard all year. As far as you know, your boss has been happy with your performance. You’re anticipating a great review and substantial raise. Then it happens. Your boss gives you a terrible review and refuses to give you a raise. He may have even put you on a Performance Improvement Plan (“PIP”) filled with lies and misconceptions. Surely, this is illegal, you think. Can your employer really lie about you? Read more
Melissa Petrofsky, Esq.
Melissa Petrofsky is an experienced lawyer with nearly a decade of employment expertise. She has achieved justice for hundreds of California employees. Learn more