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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Protects LGBTQ Individuals from Discrimination

In a surprising decision on June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling that expands Title VII protections to LGBTQ individuals. Twenty-one states have laws that prohibit job discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. However, Read More

Category: LGBT 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

California is the First State to Include Hairstyle in Definition of Race Discrimination

In July 2019, the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, signed Senate Bill 188 into law. The bill, more commonly known as the Crown Act, became law and effective on January 1, 2020. The purpose is to protect students and employees Read More

Category: Race Discrimination

Can You Be Fired for Not Showing Up To Work Because of Coronavirus?

There are many reasons someone may not want to go into work during the coronavirus pandemic. They may fear getting sick. They may also not want to become infected and spread the disease to their children or elderly parents. Many Read More

Category: Employment Law

What Should I Do If I’m Wrongfully Demoted at Work?

In the U.S., most workers are employed at-will. This means that they can be fired or let go from a company for almost any reason except whistleblowing or discrimination. However, questions remain if you are still employed but your employer Read More

Category: Wrongful Termination

“No Re-Hire” Clauses Banned in California

Employers and employees part ways for a number of reasons. It is legal for both parties to enter into a written agreement outlining the terms and conditions of the end of the working relationship. These agreements can be a settlement Read More

Category: Employment Law

Gaming Company to Pay $10 Million to Settle Class Action Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A gaming company in California has found itself at the crosshairs of civil and equal rights organizations at the conclusion of a contentious lawsuit over equal pay for female employees and sexual harassment. The lawsuit revealed a long-standing and tolerated Read More

Category: Sexual Harassment

A woman is holding a Juul e-cigarette, in Montreal.

Sexual Harassment Claim Against Juul is Just One of Many Lawsuits

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-operated devices that are used to inhale an aerosol-filled pod. These pods usually contain nicotine but they don’t have to. They may only contain a flavor or other chemicals.  They are also known as vapes, e-cigs, Read More

Category: Sexual Harassment

What is the Family and Medical Leave Act?

A major concern for employees is whether they will lose their jobs if they have to miss a significant amount of work due to an injury or illness. They may additionally worry about being fired if they need to care Read More

Category: FMLA

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

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