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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

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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

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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

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New Parent Leave Act Extends Leave Protections to More California Parents

California employees who work for small companies may soon be able to take unpaid leave after the birth of a child without worrying about losing their job. State lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to extend this protection, which is currently only available Read More

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Expanded Rights for Immigrant and Undocumented Workers in California

The federal government is attempting to strip the rights of immigrants across the country. At the same time, some states, including California, are ramping up efforts to protect them. According to the American Immigration Council, immigrants make up a quarter Read More

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Victims of Sexual Harassment Still Fear Retaliation in the Workplace

Between the outpouring of allegations against some of the most famous men in our country and the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment in the workplace is finally getting much-needed attention. As a result, sexual harassment victims are being encouraged to step Read More

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Evidence That May Be Helpful in a Sexual Harassment Case

It seems as if you can’t turn on the news or scroll through your social media feed without seeing some kind of “breaking news” about a powerful man losing his job over allegations of sexual misconduct. Earlier this week, Matt Read More

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Allegations of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace On the Rise

Over the past few weeks, more than 1.7 million women from 85 different countries have shared their stories about sexual harassment. The stories are mostly in response to similar accusations that were made against Harvey Weinstein. To date, more than 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

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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

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