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Category: Workplace Discrimination

California Workplace Sexual Harassment Statistics 2022

Posted in Employment Law,Sexual Harassment,Workplace Discrimination on June 30, 2022

Sexual harassment in the workplace violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act. Sexual harassment can come in many forms in the workplace and is, unfortunately, somewhat common. California law defines sexual harassment not only as unwelcome advances or sexual actions that create a hostile work environment but also… read more

The Law Office of Omid Nosrati Represent Robinhood Employee’s ‘Toxic’ Sexism Lawsuit

Posted in Workplace Discrimination,Wrongful Termination on June 17, 2022

A Robinhood employee, and one of the industry’s leading women in A.I. research, was unceremoniously fired the same day she returned to work after a trip abroad to care for her terminally ill mother in Turkey by her employer Robinhood, a free online brokerage firm. According to her the termination was callous and illegal and… read more

Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Abuse in California: What’s the Difference?

Posted in Employment Law,Sexual Harassment,Workplace Discrimination on April 15, 2022

While it’s hard to put a label on the emotional impact of any type of unwanted sexual act, the law must have very distinct categories. The main differences among the terms sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse are their legal implications – and none of these words can categorize the emotional impact that they… read more

What Are Some Examples of Workplace Discrimination in California?

Posted in Employment Law,Workplace Discrimination on March 15, 2022

Employment attorneys in California handle many different types of cases related to discrimination in the workplace. Some of these cases involve wrongful termination due to the employee’s gender or gender identity. Others may be circumstances in which a whistleblower was subjected to workplace retaliation or unfair disciplinary actions. These examples barely scratch the surface of… read more

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

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