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Category: Workplace Discrimination

Is sexual orientation discrimination equal to sex discrimination?

Posted in Firm News,Workplace Discrimination on September 29, 2017

The Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage represented a milestone for the LGBT community. Their long, hard-fought battle to be placed on legal footing with opposite-sex marriage culminated in a key victory. However, another fight continues. The hallmark achievement two years ago now serves as a prelude to ending discrimination in another setting. The workplace…. read more

Three tips for pregnant employees

Posted in Firm News,Workplace Discrimination on September 23, 2017

Getting a job in today’s marketplace may be easier compared to past years. But if you are a pregnant woman, the road to a job may still be as difficult as when the last depression killed jobs. This is because not every employer understands (or follows) the rules governing pregnant workers and may discriminate against… read more

Women file class action against Google claiming unequal pay

Posted in Firm News,Workplace Discrimination on September 19, 2017

Three female plaintiffs have filed suit against Google and hope to have the lawsuit certified as a class action. They claim that the internet giant routinely pays women substantially less than men for similar work. This violates the California Equal Pay Act and other anti-discrimination laws. Moreover, they claim the company thwarts advancement by women…. read more

California’s employment protections for disabled workers

Posted in Firm News,Workplace Discrimination on July 13, 2017

Just because someone has a disability doesn’t mean they won’t be able to perform their job. Some, however, need different work arrangements in order to perform their work duties compared to co-workers that don’t have a disability. California law allows employees and job applicants with a disability to ask for reasonable accommodations. It also requires employers to… read more

New protections for transgender, gender-nonconforming workers in effect

Posted in Firm News,Workplace Discrimination on July 7, 2017

While most people associate the days in and around the July 4th holiday with fireworks and barbeques, it’s actually a significant time from a legal standpoint. That’s because July 1 is typically the day on which the state’s new laws, rules and regulations officially take effect. Indeed, consider that as of this past Saturday, employers… read more

Study finds physician mothers are not immune to workplace discrimination

Posted in Firm News,Workplace Discrimination on June 1, 2017

While there is a tendency to think that certain white collar professions are perhaps immune to discrimination owing to the education, skill set and education of workers, this is far from the reality. Indeed, those harboring any doubts should consider a recently published study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine by researchers at the University… read more

Law would ‘level the playing field’ for older employees

Posted in Firm News,Workplace Discrimination on April 26, 2017

As our blog has discussed before, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the historic measure that expressly prohibits employment discrimination based on age, should grant workers age 40 and older considerable reassurance. While it’s a somewhat frightening prospect to imagine where we would be without the ADEA, the unfortunate reality is that age… read more

Insurers false report of addiction to employer leads to ADA claim

Posted in Firm News,Workplace Discrimination on April 5, 2017

Many public and private workplaces across the U.S. require drug testing, either as a condition of hiring or upon reasonable suspicion that an employee is using illicit drugs. At the same time, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, known as HIPAA, limits employers’ access to employees’ private medical information to some extent. What actions… read more

Federal Reserve study: With age comes discrimination

Posted in Firm News,Workplace Discrimination on March 30, 2017

The federal government extended considerable protection to older Americans back in 1967 with the enactment of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, landmark legislation that expressly prohibits any form of discrimination against workers age 40 or older. While we would like to believe that the practice of treating applicants or employees any less favorably on… read more

Will this be the year that lawmakers truly ‘ban-the-box’ across California?

Posted in Firm News,Workplace Discrimination on March 9, 2017

Now that the February 17 deadline for introducing bills has passed in the California State Legislature, both chambers can officially begin the always taxing work of shepherding major reform measures and pet projects alike through committees and onto the floor for a vote. While it goes without saying that issues like immigration, taxes and health… read more