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How to prove discrimination in employment lawsuits.

So, you’ve been the victim of employment discrimination in California. You want to bring a discrimination lawsuit against your employer or confront them about it, but you’re not sure how you can prove it. The critical question is whether… Read More
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Tattoos at Work: Can employers fire tattooed employees?

Tattoos are often an important part of a person’s self-expression. They can reflect valuable personality traits, or they can simply change the way a person looks. Whatever the case, tattoos are usually permanent. Employees with visible tattoos… Read More
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"Reasonable accommodation" Defined under California Law.

Employees with disabilities are often entitled to a reasonable accommodation at their job. A “reasonable accommodation” is a change in the way an employee performs their work that: (1) is compatible with the employee’s disability, a… Read More
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Wrongful Termination & Public Policy: Explained!

California employees may not be terminated if the employer is motivated by an unlawful reason. For example, an employer in California may not terminate an employee because of their race, gender, disability, or sexual orientation. Nor may an employer… Read More
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Wrongful termination & discrimination: California employment law overview.

California is generally an at-will employment state. This means that employment may be terminated with or without cause by either the employer or the employee. This doesn’t mean, however, that an employer may terminate an employee for any reaso… Read More
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Employment Discrimination Facts in California (INFOGRAPHIC)

California employees have numerous protections against discrimination in the workplace. Before deciding whether to enforce those rights, it’s important to understand the legal landscape. Most discrimination cases are governed by two primary act… Read More
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Drug Rehab Programs & Disability Protections under California Law

In California, drug addictions and alcoholism are sometimes considered disabilities. People with disabilities receive certain legal protections in dealing with their employers. California has adopted protections for drug addicts and alcoholics in ord… Read More
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Hiring Discrimination Law: What criteria can California employers use?

California workers have numerous protections during the hiring process. The application of these protections, however, will vary from case-to-case. The criteria that employers may use in selecting candidates for employment have been the subject of ma… Read More
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Workplace Harassment in California: What kind of behavior is illegal?

In many situations, California employers are prohibited by law from harassing employees in the workplace. However, the harassment must involve a prohibited behavior. An employer, for example, cannot verbally harass you for being a member of a protect… Read More
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