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Posted by Legal Team On December 19, 2019

Small businesses are seeing a rise in discrimination claims

A new report from the business insurer Hiscox may be making small business owners (and their own insurers) all over California a little nervous. According to data mined from national and state agencies alike, California is the third-most risky state in terms of the risk of employment…

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Posted by Legal Team On December 13, 2019

Riot Games settles gender discrimination suit for $10 million

Riot Games, the maker of League of Legends and other popular video games, has been in the news since at least May. That’s when 150 of its employees walked away from their desks in Los Angeles, CA, in protest over what they said was a toxic corporate…

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Posted by Legal Team On December 5, 2019

How to tell you need a wrongful termination attorney

Have you been fired? If you feel like the firing was unfair, you may be wondering if you’re just out of luck — or if you have a case for wrongful termination. Should you see a lawyer about your situation? Here are some reasons why it’s smart…

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Posted by Legal Team On November 28, 2019

Court rules accidental discrimination is still discrimination

A California Court of Appeals’ decision regarding a wrongful termination claim and disability discrimination has a warning for employers: Be cautious when you apply a termination policy to a newly disabled employee. You’d better be certain that you’ve done everything necessary to make reasonable accommodations for the…

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Posted by Legal Team On November 21, 2019

What forms can pregnancy discrimination take?

When you think of “pregnancy discrimination,” you may think of those days, long ago, when companies actually forbid female employees from getting pregnant. Anyone who announced they were expecting (or started to show) was summarily dismissed from their position. Well, that’s not legal anymore but that doesn’t…

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Posted by Legal Team On November 14, 2019

Is natural hair discrimination affecting your career?

African Americans have long suffered from racial disparities in the workplace — not the least of which are dress codes and grooming expectations that were designed with non-blacks in mind. California (along with New York) was among the first states to take a stand against racially based…

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Posted by Legal Team On November 8, 2019

New California law tackles mandatory employment arbitration

Employers, if you have been using a forced arbitration clause as a condition of employment, you have some decisions to make. As of January 2020, California Assembly Bill 51 (AB 51) takes the teeth out of most of those old employment provisions. Essentially, AB 51 prohibits employers…

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Posted by Legal Team On November 1, 2019

Executive dysfunction disorders and reasonable accommodation

Some people just seem to have it all together. They can easily plan a project at work from start to finish, are organized, efficient and self-directed. People with executive dysfunction can only dream of doing the same. Executive functioning issues can occur on their own or as…

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Posted by Legal Team On October 24, 2019

Has 10 years of the ‘Me Too’ movement changed anything?

If it surprises you that the #MeToo movement is already a decade old, you probably aren’t alone. The movement — which is designed both to allow victims to show solidarity and to provoke beneficial changes in the workplace — only developed some of its biggest momenta a…

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Posted by Legal Team On October 18, 2019

What are the aftereffects of sexual harassment?

Have you ever heard anyone express skepticism about the damage done by workplace sexual harassment? For decades, the idea of a lecherous boss chasing a harried secretary around a desk was played for laughs — as if a little sexual harassment was just part of being an…

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