Month: November 2015

Employees Who Request Reasonable Accommodation Are Protected From Retaliation

Governor Brown recently signed an amendment to California’s anti-discrimination law, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), to protect employees who seek reasonable accommodation for their disabilities or religion. The amendment responds to the holding of a California Court of Appeals decision in Rope v. Auto-Chlor that held requesting reasonable…

Tips for Negotiating Severance Agreements

Previously we posted some information about severance agreements. A severance agreement typically refers to an offer of money, or other consideration by the employer to the employee, in exchange for employee’s agreement to release the employer from liability along with other conditions. An employee is free to accept a severance…

How to Get a Copy of Your Personnel File

California Labor Code section 1198.5 provides that current and former employees have the right to inspect or receive a copy of their own personnel file. The personnel file may include information an employer keeps about its employee’s qualifications for employment, promotion, compensation, termination or discipline. Under California Labor Code Section…

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