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California Accuses Cisco of Job Discrimination Based on Indian Employee's Caste

California Accuses Cisco of Job Discrimination Based on Indian Employee’s Caste

A lawsuit filed by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) alleges that Cisco and two employees discriminated against another employee. The victim was not named in the lawsuit but was identified as an engineer of the Dalit Read More

Category: Discrimination

California Launches Program for Independent Contractors to Apply For Unemployment

COVID-19 has caused a financial crisis for many Americans. Some employees continued to work as essential workers or work from home during the shutdown. Many people were simply at home without a paycheck. Unemployment claims increased almost immediately. Workers needed Read More

Category: Employment Law

New California Workplace Discrimination Laws to Know About in 2020

At the conclusion of California’s most recent state legislative session, four new bills were passed that will change the landscape of current laws concerning privacy, harassment, and workplace discrimination. These new laws take effect on January 1, 2020. Both employees Read More

Category: Wrongful Termination

What Constitutes a “Hostile Work Environment” in the Absence of Targeted Discrimination?

As a worker in California, you have a right to a workplace that is free from harassing and abusive actions. However, not all harassment or abusive behavior breaks the law. It is important to know the difference. Harassment claims usually Read More

Category: Hostile Work Environment

Seven Most Common Types of Workplace Discrimination

Workplace discrimination occurs when an employee, or potential employee, receives unfavorable treatment at work because that person has certain specific characteristics. These actions can include: Hiring Firing Promotions Pay Benefits Work assignments, or Training. Even if a workplace action is Read More

Category: Uncategorized

Supreme Court Considers LGBT Discrimination Case

In California, we enjoy broad protections against discrimination under the Fair Employment and Housing Act. The California Family Rights Act and the New Parents Leave Act also protect us. But the same protections aren’t available to everyone in the United Read More

Category: Uncategorized

California Discrimination Lawsuit Settles for $2 Million

Racial discrimination is one of the most common types of workplace discrimination in the United States. According to statistics from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a racial component has been present in around a third of discrimination charges Read More

Category: Uncategorized

New CA Law Would Extend Protections Against Discrimination, Harassment

Independent contractors make up about 10 percent of all American workers. This is a popular choice for many companies because of the benefits to the company itself. One appeal of hiring a contractor is that companies are able to pay Read More

Category: Discrimination

Time Off to Be Tested for An Illness May Be A Protected Leave

If you need to be tested for a serious illness, you might worry about taking time off from work. Fearing job or wage loss should not stop you from seeking the care you need. California courts recently issued a decision Read More

Category: Discrimination

What is the Family Medical Leave Act? How Can It Help Me If I’m Sick and Need to Miss Work?

You shouldn’t have to worry about your job if you or someone you love gets really sick. Fortunately, there’s a federal law that protects you. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), your employer is prohibited from firing you Read More

Category: FMLA

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