The cornerstone of federal anti-discrimination is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII makes it illegal for employers to discriminate or harass their employees based on certain protected characteristics. National origin is one of the protected characteristics under Title VII. However, national origin discrimination is relatively rare. In fact, less than… Read More

Unfortunately, the workplace can be unkind. Sometimes you can bring legal action against your employer for unfair treatment at work, and sometimes you can’t. How do you know when a workplace issue is legally actionable? Read the following article for insights and consult with an experienced workplace discrimination attorney to evaluate your case. Defining Workplace… 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” Some types… 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

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) is the primary law that protects California employees from discrimination, retaliation, and harassment in the workplace. If you have experienced any of these issues while employed in California, you may be eligible for relief.  California FEHA Regulations The FEHA anti-discrimination provisions are applicable to any employer with… Read More

There are federal protections that protect individuals from discrimination in the workplace. Your employer, or potential employer, has an obligation to prevent and address discrimination against employees. Multiple federal and state protections ensure that if discrimination occurs, victims may file a claim for this treatment. For immediate assistance, please don’t hesitate to send our California… Read More

Does California Guarantee “Paternity Leave” to Dads? [Updated 2022] The structure of American society has changed dramatically over the last several decades. A greater percentage of fathers are now taking off time from work to care for and bond with their newborn children. According to the United States Department of Labor, 90 percent of fathers… Read More

What Workers Need to Know About the Law of Age Discrimination in California This article will cover the laws of age discrimination in California, how to prove age discrimination, examples of age discrimination, and how to file an age discrimination lawsuit in the state of California. Most people do not think of age discrimination being… Read More

Pregnant employees face some unique challenges in the workplace. Sadly, pregnancy discrimination — despite being strictly prohibited by both federal and state labor regulations — remains a serious problem. According to data provided by the National Partnership for Women and Families, approximately 7,000 pregnancy discrimination claims are filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)… Read More