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

Yes, there is a version of maternity leave in California for fathers 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… Read More

California employees are protected from discrimination and harassment based on race. Both the federal Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act make racial discrimination illegal. Unfortunately, racial discrimination is still fairly common. In 2017, 28,528 charges were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging… Read More

According to statistics kept by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), instances of workplace discrimination continue to decline. For 2017, 84,254 discrimination charges were filed with the EEOC—the lowest number in a decade. Nevertheless, discrimination continues to occur. In this article, we highlight some of the most pervasive types of discriminations in the workplace in… Read More

Gender discrimination laws in California are infinitely more complex than most other states. California now requires employers to take transgender identity and expression into consideration. The new regulations, which were approved by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) in May of 2017, went into effect in July, 2017. The new regulations expand… Read More

What Workers Need to Know About the Law of Age Discrimination in California Most people do not think of age discrimination being an issue until they are the victims of it themselves. Age discrimination is a long-standing issue, one that has caused countless individuals to be wrongfully terminated, passed over for employment, and demoted for… Read More

Even when you are thrilled to be expecting a child and look forward to giving birth, you may have some concerns about how to approach the issue with your employer. Your joy may be overshadowed by your fear that your employer may respond to your happy news by reducing your pay, firing you, making it… Read More

Physical or mental disabilities are a part of life for many California employees. However they are not an excuse for employers to engage in discriminatory acts that make it difficult or impossible to work. Disability discrimination is unlawful and, unfortunately, an issue that many employers do not properly understand. If you are disabled, you have… Read More