February 2019

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Posted by Legal Team On February 26, 2019

Can you be fired over a hairstyle?

Your hair is a very personal, important part of your identity. So, what happens when your hairstyle is at odds with your employer’s grooming policy? Worse, what if your manager tells you that your natural hair is somehow “unprofessional” and expects you to submit to painful, damaging…

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Posted by Legal Team On February 22, 2019

New mothers and breastfeeding discrimination at work

Breastfeeding an infant is best for both the infant and mother — but when that mother is working, attempting to breastfeed and asking for accommodations too often ends with a pink slip. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which covers many employees in the United States, and…

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Posted by Legal Team On February 15, 2019

The various types of workplace retaliation

Retaliation in the workplace is illegal but it still happens today in businesses all throughout San Francisco, the rest of California and the rest of the country. There are various ways you can face retaliation at work and for various reasons. We will take a look at…

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Posted by Legal Team On February 8, 2019

When is obesity a disability?

People with disabilities enjoy certain workplace protections — but is obesity really a disability in California? Actually, it depends. An appellate court’s ruling on a recent case laid out the conditions under which obesity can be considered a disability. Employers need to take note and adjust their…

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Posted by Legal Team On February 1, 2019

The customer’s not always right — and an employer may be liable

If the customer is always right, does that mean anything goes? Do you, as an employee of whatever enterprise that puts you in the public’s path, simply have to suffer whatever bad and boorish behavior a customer wants to dish your way? Absolutely not. When a customer’s…

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