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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

Can I Get Fired If I Suffer From Migraines?

Imagine that you are nauseous, dizzy, and have a headache so intense that you are unable to stand any noise or light. Your doctor is unable to prevent future episodes. Now imagine that these attacks happen to you five times Read More

Category: Discrimination

California Becomes the First State to Ban Discrimination Against Natural Hair

California’s Bill to ban discrimination against natural hair passed the assembly and senate with unanimous votes. On July 3, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsome signed the bill into law. The law bans discrimination against natural hair, including afros, braids, twists, Read More

Category: Race Discrimination

Does a Person Have to Be an Employee to Be Protected from Discrimination?

You’re protected from employment discrimination by federal and California laws. Employers are prohibited from discriminating against you on the basis of: Race Color Age (if you are 40 or over) Religion Sex (which includes pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity) Read More

Category: Discrimination

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