Which Professions & Industries Is Gender Discrimination Most Common In?

Gender discrimination in the workplace is a persistent problem that can affect people of any gender, but it is often more common for women and gender non-conforming individuals to experience discrimination. While discrimination can occur in any industry or profession, there are some industries and professions in which it is more common. Here are a… Continue reading Which Professions & Industries Is Gender Discrimination Most Common In?

How a California Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Assist With a Delayed Claim

In California, exists to ensure employees who are injured on the job can seek compensation for their medical bills and other such financial losses associated with an accident. However, it’s important to understand that insurance companies aren’t necessarily motivated by a desire to speedily pay claimants/applicants what they are owed. Insurance companies are businesses, and… Continue reading How a California Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Assist With a Delayed Claim

When Calling a Company a ‘Family’ Results in a Toxic Workplace

It is not uncommon for companies to advertise themselves as a “family,” and while this may sound appealing to potential employees, it can also lead to a toxic workplace. The idea of a company being a family often stems from the desire to create a sense of community and belonging among employees. However, this can… Continue reading When Calling a Company a ‘Family’ Results in a Toxic Workplace

Common Reasons Employers Commit Marital Status Discrimination

Marital status discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee differently based on their marital status. This type of discrimination is illegal under federal law, as well as many state laws. Despite this, it is still unfortunately common in the workplace. There are a few common reasons that some employers commit marital status discrimination: Stereotypes… Continue reading Common Reasons Employers Commit Marital Status Discrimination

The Mental Health Consequences of a Hostile Work Environment

No one should have to worry about facing harassment or bullying in the workplace. Both California law and federal law prohibit hostile work environments to ensure workers have the right to work in environments where they feel reasonably safe and comfortable. Unfortunately, hostile work environments persist across a range of industries. Working in one can… Continue reading The Mental Health Consequences of a Hostile Work Environment

EEOC Updates Workplace Discrimination Poster

In workplaces throughout California (and the rest of the United States), the “Equal Opportunity Employment is THE LAW” poster is a common sight. This poster outlines employees’ rights to not face discrimination in the workplace. It also serves to reminder employers that engaging in discrimination is prohibited. Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission published… Continue reading EEOC Updates Workplace Discrimination Poster

California Supreme Court Decision May Influence Future Workplace Retaliation Cases

It’s illegal in California for employers to retaliate against whistleblowers. If an employee files complaints regarding everything from discrimination to safety violations, or if they simply cooperate with investigators who may be looking into such matters, their employer can’t respond by terminating their employment or taking other such actions. This doesn’t mean employers always obey… Continue reading California Supreme Court Decision May Influence Future Workplace Retaliation Cases

Questions an Employer Should Not Ask During a Job Interview

Your goal when interviewing for a job is to make the best possible impression on a potential employer. You may thus feel you should answer all their questions thoroughly and honestly. This is understandable. However, it’s important to understand that for legal reasons, an employer may not be able to ask certain questions during an… Continue reading Questions an Employer Should Not Ask During a Job Interview

Workplace Sexual Harassment And Remote Work: Common Examples

Both state law and federal law technically protect workers from being victims of sexual harassment in California. Unfortunately, sexual harassment in the workplace continues to be an issue across virtually all industries. According to the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, charges of workplace sexual harassment are increasing, not decreasing, as one would hope. It’s also… Continue reading Workplace Sexual Harassment And Remote Work: Common Examples

How Employers Commit Ageism In Job Postings

In California, workers over the age of 40 are technically protected from age-related discrimination thanks to both federal and state laws. This doesn’t mean age discrimination in the workplace never occurs. On the contrary, this is becoming an increasingly significant problem. For example, according to a recent AARP study, approximately two out of every three… Continue reading How Employers Commit Ageism In Job Postings