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Mental Health and Workplace Discrimination

Discrimination and mental health should not mix. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) can protect you if you have a mental health condition and have faced discrimination at work. These state and federal laws demand respect and reasonable accommodations for...

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Can Whistleblowers Break NDAs?

The simplest answer to this question is maybe. Your ability to break a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with your employer depends on the terms of your agreement, what you want to disclose, how you plan to disclose, and the laws applicable to your disclosure. If you are facing concerns about...

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Can an Intern Sue for Workplace Sexual Harassment?

Yes. Full stop. If you are an unpaid intern in any workplace in this state, don’t let anyone tell you that California law does not protect unpaid interns against sexual harassment. It’s simply not true. For interns, the law in California protects them from workplace harassment at the same...

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New California Employment Laws Protecting Workers in 2024

The California legislature has been a trailblazer in the ongoing fight for workers’ rights, enacting new California employment laws that serve as models for other state legislatures. 2024 brings new California employment laws to this landscape, including the nation’s largest paid sick leave entitlement, a groundbreaking law creating a...

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Suing Employer for Ageism in the Workplace

Despite recent societal changes, thousands of employees each year continue to face types of workplace discrimination. One of the most common forms of discrimination in the workplace is ageism, also referred to as age-based discrimination, which can significantly impact the lives and careers of workers who are victims of...

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Whistleblower Rights for Contract & Temp Employees

California has several laws that protect employees who “blow the whistle” on their employer’s illegal conduct. However, some people hesitate to report their employer, especially if they are contract or temporary workers. Employers sometimes assume that temporary or contract workers have fewer rights with respect to whistleblower protections than...

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Vendor Sexual Harassment During Work

Suffering from sexual harassment at work is unacceptable, no matter who commits the harassment. You may know your boss and coworkers can’t harass or discriminate against you, but what happens if a third-party vendor acts this way? This is an unfortunately common scenario as clients and third parties sometimes...

Evanyss Jamero – 2023 Scholarship Winner

We are delighted to announce Evanyss Jamero as the esteemed recipient of our law school scholarship, awarded for her exceptional essay on the impactful topic, “How will you use your law degree to fight for employees’ rights?” Evanyss’s insightful and compelling essay not only captured the essence of the...

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Does Mandatory Retirement Count as Age Discrimination?

Retirement is becoming less common and more difficult for many Americans. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the number of workers over age 75 to grow by 96.5 percent by 2030. Yet, employers continue to use forced retirement policies to push older employees out of the workforce. These mandatory...

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Sexual Harassment in the Remote Workplace

Sexual harassment does not just occur in physical office spaces. Sexual harassment in the remote workplace is a troubling problem that affects numerous employees, and it is becoming a significant concern for more California workers. While remote jobs provide a flexible work environment, they have, unfortunately, also opened new...