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December 20, 2022

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...

December 6, 2022

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....

November 22, 2022

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...

November 8, 2022

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...

October 26, 2022

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...

October 12, 2022

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....

September 27, 2022

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...

September 13, 2022

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...

August 29, 2022

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...

August 15, 2022

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...