The EEOC and the DFEH: Compare and Contrast in the Employment Law Context

November 9, 2017

Introduction Are you being sexually harassed at work? Have you experienced sex-based or racial discrimination at the hands of your supervisor? Did your employer retaliate against you because you need workplace accommodations for your disability? Whenever someone in California experiences harassment or discrimination at work, they are barred from filing a lawsuit in civil court […] Read More

Protecting Your Job When You Get Sick

July 19, 2017

When employees get sick or hurt and need to take time off, employers may try to fire them. However, state and federal lawmakers have passed statutes to help employees keep their jobs when they get sick, and get back to work once they feel better. Who is Protected? Under the federal Family and Medical Leave […] Read More

Workplace Accommodations In the California Workplace

February 22, 2017

California residents with disabilities should be aware that qualified employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations within the workplace. The Americans with Disabilities Act was designed in order to provide disabled citizens with more opportunities to work and earn an income, while ensuring protections against discrimination in the workplace. What is Considered a Reasonable Accommodation? […] Read More

Discrimination Rules May Be Under Fire In New Administration

February 7, 2017

Any new presidential administration ushers in changes in policy and prioritizes, requiring people in different sectors and industries to adjust to the changes that will be made by both the federal branch and the legislative branch of government. After President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, many began to speculate that employment discrimination policies may change […] Read More

Alleged workplace discrimination prompt lawsuit against Oracle

January 27, 2017

California’s tech companies work to hire the best and brightest in order to make the advancements in technology that people around the world enjoy. However, they must be careful not to violate workplace discrimination laws in doing so. One of the state’s tech companies, Oracle America, is facing a lawsuit filed by the Labor Department […] Read More

US soldiers of Sikh faith making big changes to conformity rules

January 6, 2017

In America, both police the military wear uniforms. These serve many purposes, including making members easily identifiable and emphasizing group unity. Uniforms can also have legal importance, as they delineate between combatants who represent governments and those acting independently. Yes, uniforms are important. The question is, just how uniform do uniforms have to be? Members […] Read More

Workplace accommodations for pregnant women

December 13, 2016

Pregnancy, its effects on the body, and the various check-ups needed during the process all make work more challenging for pregnant women. Too much strain or stress during pregnancy can also cause developmental problems for the baby. Employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to all pregnant women, but all too often, these accommodations are […] Read More

Recognizing discrimination and protecting your rights

November 18, 2016

No matter how you feel about the recent election and its outcome, recent statistics have shown that the number of acts against minorities and ethnic groups has been rising. It is in situations like these where it is most important to understand your rights and what protections are offered under the law. What is discrimination? […] Read More

Workplace Sexual Harassment Does Not Have To Be Motivated By Sexual Desire

October 7, 2016

Workplace sexual harassment is one of most the pressing issues facing society. As a country, it is impossible to know which direction we are headed if we do not know how we got here. Back in 1991, the Supreme Court set an important precedent for workplace sexual harassment. At the time, it was widely considered […] Read More

How the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Protects Workers

September 20, 2016

As an employee you strive to get to work at your scheduled time and give an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. You follow all of the policies in your employee manual, and you have no blemishes in your employee record. Your employer expects it of you and most play by the same […] Read More