LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carney R. Shegerian, founder of GotFired.com and Shegerian & Associates, a Santa Monica-based law firm specializing in employee rights, has issued a statement commending California legislators working to pass a bill aimed at preventing discrimination against workers who are caregivers to children or other family members.
In a time when many people are raising children alone or with another full-time working spouse and/or caring for elderly parents, workers often need accommodations from employers, but businesses in California are not required to make these accommodations. Employees who say they have unsuccessfully sought to change their work schedules to handle their responsibilities, or been denied promotions because of these responsibilities say this is discrimination. However, unlike people who face discrimination based on race, gender or disability, they are not part of a protected class. The new proposed California legislation aims to change that.
“This Bill reflects an urgent need in today’s society and workplace and we applaud the lawmakers supporting it,” said Shegerian. “Currently, of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, only Connecticut and Washington, D.C., have legal protections for people with caregiver responsibilities, regardless of whether they involve children or adults. Discrimination against individuals who have that extra responsibility at home is a very serious issue today and we applaud the lawmakers attempting to help remedy the trend with important new legislation that would help California lead by example on this issue.”
New York is also considering a measure similar to the one proposed in California.
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 67 jury trial wins, including 27 seven figure verdicts representing employees.
Located 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 67 jury trials in his career, including 27 seven 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/