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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...

The Impact of SVB’s Implosion on Employees

The implosion of Silicon Valley Bank has saturated the news, as venture capital funds and other high-net-worth individuals scramble to ensure their billions of dollars are safe. One group of individuals is footnoted in these media articles and blog posts—the vulnerable employees of start-up companies. Media suggests that employees...

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How to Prove Age Discrimination in the Workplace

If you are qualified for a job and willing to work, why should your age affect your employment opportunities? The short answer is that your age should not be a factor in your professional opportunities, and age-based discrimination is illegal. Victims of age discrimination in California can seek financial...

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How to Avoid Age Discrimination When Applying for a Job

Although State and federal laws protect employees in California from age discrimination, discrimination remains common. If a former, current, or prospective employer mistreats you for being 40 years old or older, you could be entitled to remedies. But it is easier to avoid ageism than to seek legal relief...

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How to Prove Age Discrimination in Hiring Process

The AARP reports that 78% of older workers either saw or experienced age discrimination in the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those same workers expressed interest in learning new skills and jobs yet were largely denied those opportunities or felt they experienced more roadblocks than their younger counterparts.  In...

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How to File an Age Discrimination Complaint in California

Age discrimination unfairly impacts many workers and those looking for work each year, and COVID-19 appears to have only worsened the problem. Victims of age discrimination may have a claim against their employer or against a business that did not hire them because of their age. Understanding how to...

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What Is the Average Settlement for Age Discrimination Lawsuits in California?

At King & Siegel LLP, we have helped hundreds of workers hold employers accountable through legal actions. If you have been discriminated against, our attorneys are here to help. Call us today at 213-465-4802! If your employer mistreats you because you are 40 years old or older, that is unlawful...

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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...

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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...