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Firing Older Workers Can Prove Costly for California Employers

California employers looking to cut labor costs may try to fire older, more experienced workers, who are generally paid more than younger, unskilled workers. This is not a responsible business practice. To the contrary, it is illegal age discrimination, and Read More

Category: Age Discrimination

EEOC, California Reports Detail Extent of Workplace Sexual Harassment

According to a recent report commissioned by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), “workplace harassment remains a persistent problem” throughout the country. In particular, thousands of employees continue to experience sexual harassment, despite the fact that it has been Read More

Category: Sexual Harassment

Dealing With Transgender Discrimination in the California Workplace

Sex and gender discrimination is a significant problem for many California workers, particularly those individuals who do not identify with their biological sex. California law expressly forbids employment discrimination against transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. Among other things, this means Read More

Category: Discrimination

Required Discrimination & Harassment Training in California

What is the California Law Requiring Supervisor Training on Workplace Discrimination and Workplace Harassment? California AB 1825 (Government Code § 12950.1) amended the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Government Code § 12900 et seq., to require employers of Read More

Category: Discrimination

Can an Employer Use Your “Marital Problems” to Justify Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is a serious problem in many California workplaces. In many cases, sexual harassment causes psychological trauma that can last years after the original incident. Additionally, victims of sexual harassment may be unfairly—and illegally—targeted for retaliation by employers desperate Read More

Category: Sexual Harassment

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California Employers Must Follow “Interactive Process” With Disabled Employees

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 11 percent of Americans ages 20 and older suffer from some form of “visual impairment.” When a visual disability affects your ability to work, your employer must offer Read More

Category: Disability Discrimination

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