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

January 15, 2018

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

Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against San Francisco’s Four Barrel Coffee and CEO Jeremy Tooker by CCRLG

January 8, 2018

On Friday, the California Civil Rights Law Group filed a sexual harassment lawsuit in the San Francisco Superior Court against Four Barrel Coffee and its CEO Jeremy Tooker on behalf of two employees who were subjected to Tooker’s violent, harassing, and abusive behavior—a pattern witnessed and experienced by numerous other female employees at the company. Read More

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

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

Searle’s Star Power Shines a Light on Campus Sexual Harassment

August 29, 2017

Editor’s Note: As leading San Francisco Bay Area  sexual harassment attorneys, here is an update on a Berkeley sexual harassment lawsuit. If you think you may have experienced sexual harassment, please reach out for an attorney consultation. With offices in Oakland and San Anselmo, as well as consultations available over the phone / Skype, a confidential […] Read More

Google Anti-Diversity Memo Employee Has No Case

August 17, 2017

Editor’s Note As San Francisco Bay Area wrongful termination attorneys, we often get queries from the public as to the limits on wrongful termination in employment. The recent controversy at Google over former employee James Damore and his “screed” on gender issues at Google brings up an interesting question. What is the potential for a […] Read More

Protecting Yourself When You Get Pregnant

July 20, 2017

Women are often the victims of sexual harassment on the job. However, the harassment and discrimination may only get worse when a woman decides to start a family. If a woman can’t work during her pregnancy, her employer might try to fire her or deny her leave. Worse, employers might try to demote employees or […] 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

Wrongful termination case of special needs woman goes forward

March 9, 2017

Many of California’s residents have special needs that require a modification of job duties in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. As long as the accommodations are reasonable, employers are required to make them under the act. An out-of-state woman claims that, after personnel changes, her supervisors stopped providing her with reasonable accommodations and […] Read More

Combating employer retaliation

March 2, 2017

It might seem as though your employer holds all the cards when it comes to your work. The truth is that federal and California laws are in place to protect you. The prohibition against employer retaliation applies whether you report wrongdoing, allege some sort of discrimination or harassment, or take an extended leave of absence […] Read More

Wrongful termination based on race, color or national origin

February 7, 2017

Both California state and federal laws strictly prohibit workplace discrimination based on race, skin color and national origin. If you were recently fired and feel that it might be due to one of these traits, you may have been wrongfully terminated and discriminated against. Understand the laws about this issue and what steps to take. […] Read More