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Category: Discrimination

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

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

Can an Employer Ask for Proof of Disability?

Posted in Discrimination on July 24, 2019

As someone with a disability in America, you have rights and protections under federal law. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects you from issues such as employment discrimination and harassment. Your disability is a protected class, meaning employers and coworkers cannot exhibit biases against you because of your incapacity. It is also your right… read more

Your Rights as a Cancer Patient in the Workplace in California

Posted in Discrimination on July 23, 2019

Finding out you have cancer is hard enough without also having to deal with requesting time off work, explaining your situation to your boss and dealing with workplace discrimination. The National Cancer Institute estimates over 1.7 million new cancer cases arise each year. More than 40% of cancer patients are working adults. You are not… read more

What You Need Before Your Free Consultation

Posted in Discrimination on December 20, 2018

Wrongful termination, discrimination, and other work-related injustices can have long-ranging financial and emotional consequences. If you are seeking legal action against an employer, it is helpful to know how an initial consultation works and how to prepare. How to Find an Employment Attorney One of the best ways to find an attorney is through word… read more

Everything You Need to Know About California’s Overtime Laws

Posted in Discrimination,Retaliation,Wage & Hour Laws on June 18, 2018

Overtime laws exist to provide due compensation to employees who work additional hours beyond the expected work day and work week. California law prohibits employers from requiring employees to work more than eight hours a workday and more than forty hours in a work week without compensation. Employees may not waive this right, and employers… read more

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