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When Are California Workers Entitled to a Day of Rest?

In California, the law provides certain safeguards and protections for workers. One of those protections is the right to a “day of rest” during the workweek. When does that right exist? Is it applicable to all workers, or just some? Read More

Category: Uncategorized

New Protections for Transgender Workers Offered in California Senate

Transgender Americans face uphill battles in many aspects of their lives. One of those uphill battles is securing and keeping gainful employment. A 2016 study indicates that California is home to more than 220,000 transgender adults. Unfortunately, nearly half of Read More

Category: Uncategorized

Employers May Be Prohibited from Asking About Your Salary History

Despite a recent decision by the Ninth Circuit, California employers may soon be legally prohibited from asking about an applicant’s salary history during the hiring process. In their decision, the Ninth Circuit said that employers could consider an applicant’s prior Read More

Category: Uncategorized

Can an Employer Ask Me About My Disability During the Interview Process?

As he turned to the third page of a job application for a secretary position with a local company, the man paused. He re-read the question he had just been asked on this seemingly standard application. Puzzled, he picked up Read More

Category: Disability Discrimination

How Do You Know You Have a Disability Protected From Employment Discrimination?

An Amazon company employee is pursuing an employment discrimination lawsuit after he was fired, he argues, because of his disability. The employee had heart valve replacement surgery in 2015 and part of his recovery requires him to inject blood thinners Read More

Category: Disability Discrimination, Discrimination

How Do I Know If I Have an Employment Discrimination Claim?

The workplace can be difficult, and even cutthroat, at times. Some days you may feel that you aren’t getting the respect, attention, and compensation you deserve. Maybe you were passed over for a promotion that you thought you deserved. Or, Read More

Category: Discrimination, Uncategorized

Former Employee Seeks Damages After Alleged Workplace Gender Discrimination

On May 4, a gender discrimination lawsuit was filed against Independent Sports & Entertainment, a California sports agency, in the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles. Joyce Li, the employee filing the complaint, claimed that her former employer had Read More

Category: gender discrimination

What Legal Protections Are Available for Pregnant Employees in California?

Earlier this month Sarah Lalou Lessing, an ex-Cal Poly employee, filed a lawsuit against her former employer, alleging that her termination was based on her pregnancy. Lessing began working at Cal Poly in April 2016 and learned of her pregnancy Read More

Category: Pregnancy discrimination, Uncategorized

Can You Get Fired for Your Social Media Posts?

Social media is everywhere, and it is rare to find a person who is not in some way, shape, or form using at least one social media platform. Apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat have revolutionized the way Read More

Category: Uncategorized

9th Circuit Allows Fired Garbageman to Pursue Claim of Age Discrimination

Earlier this month the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with an aggrieved 58-year-old employee who claimed that he had been fired from his job as a Manhattan Beach garbageman – a position he had held for 32 years – Read More

Category: Age Discrimination

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