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Category: Workplace 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

Associational Discrimination and How it Relates to COVID-19

Posted in Employment Law,Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws,Workplace Discrimination on April 17, 2021

Imagine asking for an accommodation at work so you can help a family member with a disability and you get terminated for making the request? Imagine in another scenario, your employer grants you the request but then terminates you shortly after? Is that discrimination, even though you are not the one who had the disability?… read more

Unemployment and Wrongful Termination

Posted in Wage & Hour Laws,Workers Compensation,Workplace Discrimination,Wrongful Termination on March 5, 2021

When someone loses their job, it can be an upheaval that affects every area of their life, including their sense of purpose. The effects of employment termination, especially when one has invested countless hours and energy into their job, can have severe negative psychological impacts as well as financial. This can be compounded by not… read more

Can You Submit a Workers Compensation Claim After Leaving Your Job?

Posted in Wage & Hour Laws,Workers Compensation,Workplace Discrimination,Wrongful Termination on November 5, 2020

In the vast majority of cases, workers who experience injuries on the job file a claim for California workers’ compensation shortly after the injury occurs. However, what happens if you are terminated, laid off, or leave your job before submitting your workers’ compensation claim? Unfortunately, filing after ending your employment can affect your ability to… read more

New 2020 Law Prohibits “No Rehire” Provisions

Posted in Workplace Discrimination on March 27, 2020

When employees file a claim against an employer for harassment in the workplace, oftentimes, as part of a settlement offer, employers would include a “no-rehire” provision to ensure that the victim of harassment is never allowed to work for their company in the future. While many employees and employers oftentimes mutually agree to part ways… read more

Your Rights as a Pregnant Worker in California

Posted in Pregnancy Discrimination,Workplace Discrimination on February 21, 2019

More than 68 million women are in the United States workforce, and about 75% of them will become pregnant at some point during their employment. Prior to the passing of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, it was not uncommon for an employer to simply fire a pregnant employee so the employer would not lose… read more

What Is Quid Pro Quo Harassment in the Workplace

Posted in Sexual Harassment,Workplace Discrimination on February 20, 2019

Sexual discrimination in the workplace is an unacceptable offense that comes in many forms. An employer or coworker who makes sexually suggestive comments, overt sexual remarks, or engages in any unwanted contact creates a hostile work environment for the victim. One of the most common forms of sexual harassment in the workplace is quid pro… read more

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