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How to File a Qui Tam Complaint

In a qui tam lawsuit, a private individual brings an action on the government’s behalf. The False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §3729-3733) authorizes qui tam actions against parties who have defrauded the federal government. The whistleblower bringing the action, also called a relator, must inform the United States of...

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Is Catcalling Sexual Harassment?

Some people might think that catcalling (such as whistles, suggestive comments, and sexual advances) at their workplace is just an unpleasant part of their job that they have to endure. This is untrue. Some might be asking, is catcalling sexual harassment? The answer is yes in many circumstances.  If...

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Employee Termination To Deprive Stock

Many employees know that their employer cannot fire them to avoid paying them their earned wages. What many employees may not know is that stock—whether vested or not—qualifies as wages under the right conditions. This means that if your employer fires you shortly before or after a vesting event...

Equal Pay Attorneys Take on Wage Inequality in Women’s Sports

Female athletes work just as hard as male athletes and have reached the pinnacle of success in their fields. Like women in many other fields, women in athletics often find that their work is devalued and they are paid less than their male peers. (Salary secrecy is one way...

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How to Prove Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

We all have a right to make a living in this country. Unfortunately, some employers use illegal and discriminatory criteria, such as race, to block qualified employees or candidates from employment and work benefits. You can fight this kind of injustice by filing a complaint against your employer, but...

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How to File a Complaint for Sexual Harassment at Work

When you experience sexual harassment at work, a complaint alerts your boss and the company about the harassment. Our firm helps workers deal with sexual harassment, starting with filing a complaint under your employer’s sexual harassment policy. If the internal complaint policy isn’t effective, you can file a complaint...

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Whistleblowing and Healthcare Fraud in CA

Healthcare fraud is a widespread problem that drives up the cost of care for anyone who needs to use our already expensive American healthcare system. Unfortunately, fraudulent claims are estimated to comprise as much as 10% of all U.S. healthcare expenses annually. That means almost $230 billion may be...

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How to Write a Sexual Harassment Complaint Letter

To give yourself the best chance to adequately resolve workplace sexual harassment, you need to notify your employer in writing as soon as possible. If you don’t know how to write a sexual harassment complaint letter to your boss, an experienced attorney can help you.  For an example of...

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Do Nurses Have Whistleblower Protection?

Nurses are the backbone of the American healthcare system. They work on the front lines of patient care daily. Unfortunately, this also puts nurses on the front lines of demotion, harassment, or other consequences for reporting wrongdoing, blowing the whistle on unsafe conditions, and standing up for patients. As...

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Where Does Someone Initially File an Employment Discrimination Complaint?

Your employer needs to ensure your safety at work in specific ways. This includes making sure that your workplace is free from unlawful discrimination. If your employer has failed to protect you from discrimination, you can easily feel lost and vulnerable. Fortunately, federal and state laws give you the...

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Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment: Common Examples

You have a legal right to a workplace free of sexual harassment. Workplace sexual harassment is illegal under both federal and state law. If you experienced sexual harassment in the workplace in California, you might be entitled to compensation under the state’s Fair Employment and House Act (FEHA). Read...

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Is Sexual Harassment a Form of Discrimination?

Is sexual harassment a form of discrimination? Yes, and it is illegal. Sexual harassment is a nefarious and pervasive form of sex discrimination that has plagued this nation for decades. And since the #metoo movement took off in 2018, the federal government has seen a spike in workplace sexual...