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Author Archives: Kael Briski

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

Court Finds Hugging-Based Sexual Harassment Claim Reasonable

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently found that a jury, when presented with the evidence, could reasonably conclude that hugging constituted sexual harassment. A female Yolo County correctional officer filed the lawsuit against County Sheriff Edward Prieto, accusing him Read More

Category: Sexual Harassment, Uncategorized

NLRB GC Says College Football Players Are ‘Employees’

In a January 2017 memo, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard Griffin stated that “scholarship football players in Division I FBS private sector colleges and universities are employees under the [National Labor Relations Act], with the rights and protections Read More

Category: Age Discrimination, Pregnancy discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Uncategorized, wages

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