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We fight for disabled employees' rights

It is common knowledge that employers must make reasonable accommodation for disabled individuals so that the disabled workers can still perform the functions of their job. Unfortunately, reasonable accommodation is a rather vague term, and what exactly constitutes reasonable accommodation may differ among employers. Disability discrimination is illegal thanks to both the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California's Fair Employment and Housing Act. However, if your employer believes that your accommodation needs are unreasonable, it can be difficult to prove that you are being discriminated against.

Religious discrimination is illegal in the workplace

Make no mistake about it: discrimination exists in our society. It is a real threat to many different people, and it contributes to the negative and unfair treatment of hundreds of thousands of Americans every day. While it is a slow process of managing this discrimination among the general population, the law is very clear about how it treats discrimination in the workplace. It is illegal to engage in any discrimination in the workplace, including discrimination based on age, gender, race and even religion.

Former Google employee accuses supervisors of sexual harassment

The San Francisco Bay Area is the proud home of many of the country's largest Internet corporations, including Facebook, Twitter and of course Google. Many of these corporations, especially Google, boast incredibly positive work environments and impressive employee satisfaction. However, even the most high-profile businesses are not immune to the employee rights issues that many workers across America face. In fact, according to one former Google employee, some supervisors were engaging in sexual harassment.

Did you know you can sue for pregnancy discrimination?

Many people feel that they are treated poorly in their place of work, and a good number of these probably are. Perhaps you feel underappreciated for the work you do, or you feel that you are forced to work twice as hard as your peers for the same wage. It is possible that you are actually insulted or harassed by your boss or your coworkers. While these may be bad business practices, they are not necessarily illegal.