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Category Archives: Discrimination

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

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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

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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

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

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Proposed Law Would Extend The Amount of Time You Have to File a Workplace Discrimination Lawsuit

You have the right to take legal action if you’re the victim of discrimination or harassment in the workplace. However, you only have a very limited amount of time to act. Under current law, you must file your complaint within Read More

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What Damages Are Available to Victims of Workplace Discrimination?

In California, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of gender, race, age, disability, and other protected classifications. If you have been the victim of workplace discrimination you have the right to file Read More

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California Lawmakers Considering Employment Protections for Medical Marijuana Users

In January, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act became law, making it legal for adults to consume, purchase, and grow limited amounts of marijuana for recreational use. Since medical marijuana was already legal in the state, this law essentially decriminalizes Read More

Category: Discrimination

New Law Limits When Employers Can Ask About Your Criminal Record

When you apply for a new job in California you may notice that the job application is a little bit different than it used to be. As of January 1, 2018, employers are no longer allowed to ask applicants about Read More

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Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Bill Passes California State Senate

The California State Senate recently passed a bill that would explicitly protect employees from adverse employment actions for decisions they make concerning their reproductive health. The bill, if passed, would prohibit employers from firing, demoting, or otherwise discriminating against an Read More

Category: Discrimination, Pregnancy discrimination, Uncategorized

California Executive Argues He Was Fired Because of His Marital Status

A California executive who was fired from his high-ranking position in 2016 recently tried to argue that his firing was a violation of California’s employment discrimination laws. Specifically, the man argued that the CEO of the company – who happened Read More

Category: Discrimination, Uncategorized

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