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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

How Do You Prove Age Discrimination in the Workplace?

 In California, employers are prevented from discriminating against employees or job applicants based on age. Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, an employer with five or more employees may not discriminate against a person over 40 based on their Read More

Category: Age Discrimination

Teacher Accuses Valencia High School of Race Discrimination in New Lawsuit

Kimberly Forbes told administrators at Valencia High School that two black female students were being sexually harassed by two male students. Months later, she brought up what she believed was a “racially hostile environment” at the school. When the Black Read More

Category: Race Discrimination

California Teacher Receives $850,000 In LGBT Discrimination Settlement

Beginning in the fall of 2012, the Sultana High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance club was removed from the school’s student handbook. When club members asked to hold events at the school, the administration refused those requests. Fliers advertising club meetings were Read More

Category: LGBT Discrimination

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