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What are My Employment Rights as a Pregnant Woman in California?

Pregnancy discrimination remains a major problem for many women in California. Recently the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a civil lawsuit in Fresno, California, against Dash Dreams Plant, Inc., an agricultural wholesaler based in Dos Palos. The EEOC Read More

Category: Pregnancy discrimination

California Employers May Be Liable for Causing “Emotional Distress” to Employees

Sexual harassment and other forms of illegal workplace discrimination can take a terrible toll on a victim’s physical and mental health. Dealing with a hostile supervisor is bad enough. When the employer compounds the problem by retaliating against the employee, Read More

Category: Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment

Los Angeles Court Refuses to Enforce Arbitration “Agreement” in Employee Handbook

Many California employers try to force their employees into accepting binding arbitration agreements as a condition of employment. Arbitration means that if an employee is a victim of sexual harassment or any other type of illegal workplace discrimination, he or Read More

Category: Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination

Pregnancy Discrimination Remains a Major Problem in California Workplaces

Pregnancy discrimination is one of the most common forms of discrimination that women face in the workplace. Although federal law prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of “pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions,” more than 5,300 cases of pregnancy Read More

Category: Pregnancy discrimination

Fresno Company Ordered to Pay $1.47 Million Over Widespread Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is often dismissed as the inappropriate actions of a lone individual. But in many cases, sexual harassment is pervasive throughout a company’s culture. Even a change in ownership may not put an end to sexual harassment, and in Read More

Category: Sexual Harassment

Apple Accused of Illegally Pressuring Business Partner to Fire Employee

Employer-employee relationships are presumed to be “at-will” under California law. This means that your boss can fire you for any reason—or even no reason—and you have no legal recourse. However, if you have a written, oral, or implied contract that Read More

Category: Wrongful Termination

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