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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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Discrimination Claims Based on Algorithms

Computer and artificial intelligence algorithms are used widely to reduce workloads for humans and produce fast, reliable results. They are programmed to do tasks based on past and predictable patterns. They are considered objective, impartial decision-makers that filter the most relevant sources for your google searches, reorder the content...

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Is Sexual Harassment Outside of Work Still Illegal?

Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act makes it illegal for employers to fail to prevent or remediate work-related sexual harassment regardless of where the harassment occurs. That means you may report coworkers’ sexual harassment that occurs inside...

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Is It Illegal For My Boss To Exclude Me From Work Events?

People experiencing discrimination in the workplace are often isolated in a way that makes it difficult to understand exactly how they are being disadvantaged. Being excluded from workplace events and activities is a perfect example of this subtle discrimination.   If you are repeatedly denied the opportunity to attend certain work or social events both in and out of...

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What is My Employment Discrimination Case Worth?

To understand what your case is worth, it is important to understand the types of damages available and how an attorney will assess your claims. Here is a quick primer on how to determine the value of your discrimination, harassment, or retaliation case. What is the Average Settlement for...

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Can Your Employer Require You to Get Vaccinated?

As vaccinations spread and California starts to re-open, we expect to see a rise of litigation relating employers illegally requiring their employees to choose between their health and the jobs. For instance, last week, a woman sued her previous employer for terminating her after she sought accommodations to protect...

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What is Family Responsibilities Discrimination?

Is it Illegal to Discriminate Based on Family or Parental Status? In California, it is illegal to discriminate against an employee because of their role as a caregiver for a child, parent, or person with disabilities. This is known as family responsibilities discrimination (“FRD”). Family status discrimination is not...

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¿Puede su empleador obligarlo a hablar inglés?

Las leyes federales y estatales contra la discriminación cubren muchos grupos protegidos, entre ellos la raza, el género, el sexo, y la religión. Lo que muchos empleados no se dan cuenta o aprecian es que estas leyes también prohíben la discriminación basada en el origen nacional. La Discriminación de...

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Can My Employer Prohibit Me From Speaking Languages Other than English at Work?

The Federal and State anti-discrimination laws cover many protected groups, including race, gender, sex, and religion. What many employees do not realize or appreciate is that these laws also prohibit discrimination based on national origin. The EEOC has taken the position that discrimination based on national origin discrimination includes discrimination based on an employee...

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Can I Secretly Record My Boss at Work?

Is It Illegal to Record Conversations with My Boss or Coworkers? A common question that we get from clients is whether they can secretly record conversations or calls with co-workers, their boss, or HR. California is a “two-party consent” state, which means that it can be illegal to secretly record...