It’s all too common for employers to make their employees do unpaid “off-the-clock” work.  Sometimes, employers will simply demand their employees work extra hours without pay or face termination. Other times, the situation is more subtle. Employees might be encouraged to work off-the-clock by co-workers because “it’s just the way we do things here.” Yet… Read More

Medical discrimination in the workplace is illegal in California. This means that employees have protection against termination or mistreatment based on a medical condition or disability. Furthermore, their employer must protect their medical information and cannot disclose it without the employee’s permission. Both California and federal law require that employers offer reasonable accommodations to employees… Read More

The California state statute that protects job applicants and employees from discrimination based upon disability is the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The FEHA prohibits California employers from engaging in discriminatory acts on account of a person’s disabilities, including: Physical conditions; Mental disabilities; Certain other medical conditions, even if not technically “disabilities;” or, Some… Read More

Under state and federal law, an employer cannot discriminate against someone based on their protected class.  Examples of protected classes include age, disability status, national origin, race, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation. While employment discrimination based on the mentioned factors is unlawful, it isn’t always obvious. For a discrimination case, you need to be… Read More

As an employee in California, you have the right to be treated with respect, and to work in an environment free of harassment. You, your employer, and your work colleagues must foster a working environment that promotes a sense of well-being for all. Unfortunately, not all employers treat their employees well and some fail to… Read More

Since 2015, California has mandated that employers grant their employees paid sick leave.  In addition, Los Angeles has its own sick leave ordinance that provides employees with extra paid sick leave.   If you or a loved one is an employee in Los Angeles, you are entitled to take sick leave in many situations. Read on… Read More

California workers should be able to earn a living in a safe and secure environment. You should not face threats, harassment, or bullying on the job based on your race, gender, age, or any other protected characteristic. Employees in California are protected against workplace bullying under a number of different laws. California employers have a… Read More

California Full-Time Hours: Getting the Facts Before the Affordable Care Act was introduced, workers understood that “full-time” meant a full 40-hour workweek, and any employee who worked less than that was considered “part-time.” However, with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act came along the new “full-time” employee—or one who works at least 30 hours… Read More

There are many reasons you may want to pursue an employment law claim in California. You may feel you’ve been the victim of discrimination because of your age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or a range of other protected personal characteristics. Similarly, you may have suffered retaliation at work, been wrongfully or constructively discharged, or have… Read More