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Wage violations from an employer's perspective

As an employer, you may run into all sorts of workplace-related challenges. For example, you might have to figure out how to handle allegations of sexual harassment or discrimination, as we have discussed on this blog. In some cases, these allegations may not even be true or certain details may have been greatly exaggerated. However, the consequences can be damaging nonetheless. Moreover, there are other employment-related violations that may wreak havoc on your company, such as allegations of wage violations. It is essential to understand the different types of wage violations that occur, take steps to prevent such incidents in the workplace, and address accusations properly in the event they arise.

Dealing with an employment contract dispute

Employers may run into a number of problems with their staff members, from the application process and the moment they are hired to daily responsibilities and the termination of a worker's position. However, when a dispute arises over an employment contract, this can be a particularly challenging time for a business owner. These disagreements can lead to a heated dispute and may involve any number of issues, from allegations that an employee was wrongfully terminated to those involving compensation and obligations. If such a dispute has arisen within your company, it is critical to handle the entire situation with care.

Preventing sex-based discrimination

Employees may take legal action or file a complaint against an employer for a number of reasons, whether they believe that they were denied benefits they were entitled to or were not compensated properly. However, allegations of discrimination can be especially challenging for victims of mistreatment in the workplace and the companies they work for. From discrimination due to race or religious beliefs, there are many reasons why an employee may be mistreated. However, sex-based discrimination takes different forms and is very concerning.

When it's time to let an employee go

As a business owner, all sorts of employment-related hassles might arise. For example, you could have difficulty finding qualified applicants or you might be facing problems related to harassment in the workplace. However, some issues can be especially difficult to work through, such as the termination of an employee's position. Aside from how hard it can be to make these types of decisions, things can become even more complicated if an employee believes that his or her job was terminated due to discrimination, retaliation, or some other factor that is illegal. As a result, it is crucial for you to make sure that you approach this matter correctly and take steps to protect your business in the event that these allegations surface.

When false allegations arise in the workplace

Whether you are responsible for running a major corporation or a smaller business, allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment can be incredibly tough for your company and may have a significant impact on its future. Handling these accusations properly is pivotal, but some business owners are unsure of what to do when they suspect that the claims are not true. Unfortunately, some employees have launched false claims alleging that sexual harassment, discrimination, or another type of workplace violation occurred when it did not. Our law office knows that even when these accusations are untrue, they can be very damaging for a business.

Consequences that come with sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is a topic has seen increased attention recently, but the consequences of this problem are very real for those affected. Our California law office knows that unlawful harassment can not only shatter the lives of victims, but also the companies they work for and even those accused of this offense. If you are a business owner and a sexual harassment case has recently arisen, you should not postpone any steps to properly address the situation. In fact, even if no allegations have surfaced, it could be smart to take additional steps to prevent this violation from occurring.

How common is sex-based harassment?

Workers decide to take legal action for various reasons, whether they believe they were discriminated against or have not been paid appropriately. However, sex-based harassment allegations can be especially challenging for employees and the companies they work for. As a result, it is important for business owners to understand the prevalence of this offense in workplaces across the country and look for ways to prevent sex-based harassment from occurring in the future. Sex-based harassment, which is related to a person's sex, takes different forms and includes sexual harassment

Preventing workplace discrimination

Business owners may encounter a myriad of difficulties, from legal action involving a competitor to making the decision to shut down. However, those which involve employment law can be especially stressful. For example, an employee may accuse someone of discrimination and decide to file suit. Not only can this reflect poorly on a business' reputation, but it can be costly as well. Moreover, discrimination can be difficult for victims who have been mistreated at work. As a result, it is vital to go over the ins and outs of your business and do what you can to prevent discrimination in the workplace.

Uber under fire for alleged gender and race discrimination

Uber Technologies Inc. has been accused by three engineers of violating California’s Equal Pay Act. The engineers, all of whom are female and Latina, have sued the rideshare company, alleging that it pays women and people of color less than their colleagues. Further, they also claim that the company did not promote them as regularly as it did employees who were male, white, and Asian.

Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace

If you run a business, you might come across a wide variety of challenges. Whether your company is large or you operate a smaller business, you could run into hurdles with competitors, staff members, clients, and even customers. In recent days, a considerable amount of media coverage has focused on sexual harassment. As a business owner, it is essential for you to do what you can to prevent sexual harassment from wreaking havoc in the workplace and doing your best to address these allegations correctly. Our law firm knows that the outcome of these cases can have a major impact on a business' future.

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