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How to Prevent Discrimination in the Workplace in California?

Posted in Discrimination,Employment Law,Workplace Discrimination on December 22, 2021

Federal and state laws prohibit California employers from discriminating against job applicants or employees based on certain protected characteristics, including race, religion, sex, age, and disability status. Workplace discrimination can occur in many forms, such as refusing to hire, refusing to promote, demoting, or terminating workers based on these characteristics, adopting company policies that disproportionately… read more

What Is An Interactive Process?

Posted in Employment Law on December 4, 2021

Under California law, the purpose of an “interactive process” is to have an employer communicate with its employee (with a disability) to exchange information about job skills and job openings to determine what reasonable accommodations can be provided. Holding a meeting with an employee to review their work restrictions in comparison to the essential job… read more

Rene Maldonado

Posted in Firm News on December 3, 2021

Rene Maldonado is one of our highly-skilled attorneys here at the Law Office of Omid Nosrati. He focuses on employment law and has extensive experience with cases involving discrimination, harassment, whistleblowers, and wrongful termination. His passion for client advocacy is second to none and he utilizes his wide-spanning experience to bring a high level of… read more

Recent Client Testimonial

Posted in Firm News on December 2, 2021

This is what a recent client had to say about our services: “I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my case. They had excellent communication skills, had great attention to my case, responded quickly, were attentive, and kept me updated at all times during the long process. They were extremely patient and understanding. Hopefully,… read more

Workplace Harassment

Posted in Discrimination,Employment Law,Workplace Discrimination on December 1, 2021

Everyone deserves to be able to go to work and do their job without fear of harassment. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Hostile workplaces can take an extreme mental toll on employees and can lead to things like anxiety, depression, sleep issues, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder. While there are laws in… read more

Disability Discrimination at Work (Part 2)

Posted in Discrimination,Employment Law,Workplace Discrimination on November 2, 2021

In part 1, we discussed how in disability discrimination cases, employers sometimes argue there was no wrongful conduct or no duty to accommodate because in their view, the employee did not have a “disability.” However, the definition of disability is broadly construed in California. Here are some examples of what constitutes a “mental disability” by… read more

Disability Discrimination at Work (Part 1)

Posted in Discrimination,Employment Law,Workplace Discrimination on November 1, 2021

In disability discrimination cases, employers sometimes argue there was no wrongful conduct or no duty to accommodate because in their view, the employee did not have a “disability.” However, the definition of disability is broadly construed in California. The Legislature has stated its intent that “physical disability” needs to be construed broadly so that applicants… read more

What Counts As “Whistleblowing”?

Posted in Employment Law,Firm News,Whistleblower Protection,Workers Compensation on October 27, 2021

California Labor Code Section 1102.5 confers broad protection to employees from suffering retaliation as a result of “whistleblowing.” Some employees in California may wonder if their whistleblowing has to be made to an outside agency to protect them. The statute provides guidance on this and makes clear that even making the complaint to the employer… read more

Mediation vs. Arbitration – What’s The Difference?

Posted in Employment Law,Firm News,Workers Compensation on October 25, 2021

People sometimes hear the terms “mediation” or “arbitration” in their day to day lives but are not always clear on the distinctions between the two. Some think they are one and the same. They are NOT.  Here is how they differ in major respects: Arbitration Arbitration is a process that has similar elements of a… read more

DFEH Employment Information on COVID-19

Posted in Employment Law,Firm News on August 31, 2021

A pandemic of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus (COVID-19) currently exists in California and beyond. Governor Newsom declared a state of emergency in California on March 4, 2020. Workers and employers should adhere to the latest government guidance on how to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace, including guidance from the Centers… read more

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