LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carney R. Shegerian, founder of Shegerian & Associates, a Santa Monica-based law firm specializing in employee rights, has written an article titled “New Bills in NY and CA Emerge to Protect Caregivers from Discrimination.”
Shegerian’s article describes bills in California and New York designed to protect people who have family obligations from being discriminated against in the workplace. The subject has become something of a hot button legal issue lately, with the EEOC weighing in with its own enforcement guidance recommendations. Shegerian, in his article, explains the issue and what the new bills and EEOC guidelines mean. The full article is available on the Shegerian & Associates website blog and is one of a growing library of blog entries from Shegerian & Associates designed to provide advice and education about employment issues such as discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, whistleblowing and other relevant topics.
“More than 65.7 million Americans are involved in family care giving,” said Shegerian. “That’s nearly 30 percent of the nation currently caring for relatives over the age of 50, sick or disabled family members, relative with special needs or children and young adults. Despite this being a large part of our society today, many employers are reluctant to accommodate the extra time these people need to transport a parent to repeated doctor’s visits or adjust work schedules for single parents caring for school-aged children, for example. This can often lead to discrimination, but fortunately steps are being taken here in California to protect these caregivers under the letter of the law.”
An experienced trial attorney and Trial Lawyer of the Year Award winner for 2013, Shegerian has tried many jury trials to verdict in both state and federal court, representing individuals that have suffered financial or emotional losses and have been wronged by employers, including major corporations. Shegerian has built a remarkable career on helping those who have been wronged in the workplace. His remarkable success rate is highlighted by over 68 jury trial wins, including 28 seven and eight figure verdicts representing employees.
Located in Santa Monica, Shegerian & Associates is a law firm specializing in protecting the rights of employees who have been wronged by their employers. Richly experienced in labor and employment law and possessing an unparalleled success record as litigators (Carney Shegerian, Trial Lawyer of the Year Award winner for 2013, has won over 68 jury trials in his career, including 28 seven and eight figure verdicts), Shegerian & Associates is passionately dedicated to serving the needs of its clients. For more information about the firm, visit www.ShegerianLaw.com or www.GotFired.com, or to learn more about Carney Shegerian specifically, visit http://carneyshegerian.com/.