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Posted by Legal Team On February 20, 2014

San Francisco tells employers: Ban the criminal history box

When a convicted criminal is released back into society and applies for a job, the dreaded question about criminal history often makes it difficult to get beyond the initial application form. Consciously or unconsciously, when an employer knows that a potential employee has a criminal record, the…

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Posted by Legal Team On February 18, 2014

California legal battle develops over workplace discrimination

All employees should be subject to equal and fair treatment in their workplace. It is an important human right to be treated in a just manner. Although there are laws that protect workers against workplace discrimination, some may not be fully covered by the laws currently in…

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Posted by Legal Team On February 6, 2014

Universities battle with campus sex assaults

Sexual harassment is a crime that is common, however, not freely spoken about. This is a problem that exists not only in the workplace, but other institutions as well. Most recently, academic institutions are trying to decrease the number of sex assaults on campus after the case…

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Posted by Legal Team On January 30, 2014

Public official sues school system for wrongful termination

A current county treasurer filed two lawsuits against her former employer claiming that she suffered wrongful termination as a public school food service director. The woman claimed that slander was the cause of her termination. Specifically she is claiming that the owner of a small business she…

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Posted by Legal Team On January 23, 2014

Blind student engages school in disability discrimination suit

Facing disability discrimination at your school or job is something no one should have to experience. The Americans with Disabilities Act and Fair Employment and Housing Act are laws that protect people from unjust discrimination. Employees who live with a disability must know their rights in order…

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Posted by Legal Team On January 16, 2014

Politician resigns after several sexual harassment claims

No one deserves a hostile working environment. Unfortunately many cases of sexual advances, lewd comments, innuendo and sexually explicit materials in the workplace go unreported because victims of harassment fear termination and demotion. This is a scary feeling and can seriously impair your work, life and health….

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Posted by Legal Team On January 3, 2014

San Francisco increases employee rights in 2014

What will the New Year bring in San Francisco? By way of employee rights protection, more support for employees who also double as caregivers outside of the office. A new ordinance applies specifically to an employee who has an obligation to assist with the care of a…

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Posted by Legal Team On December 26, 2013

San Francisco contractor settles wrongful termination suit

What if you go to work every day and diligently do a good job, one that you enjoy, and no one ever tells you that the work you do involves invisible hazards that are toxic and may ultimately cause your death? What if you were wrongfully terminated…

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Posted by Legal Team On December 17, 2013

After being fired for reporting danger, PG&E worker awarded $1M

No one should be forced into a dangerous situation by their employer. Of course some jobs are more dangerous than others, but those workers should be protected as much as possible by their employers. Unfortunately, some employers are more concerned about their outward appearance than the safety…

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Posted by Legal Team On December 10, 2013

How to file a workplace discrimation complaint in California

Unfortunately, many people in California have experienced discrimination in the workplace. Whether it is related to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or a disability, however, it is illegal. Because most offenders will not stop because you request it, it is important to know how to file…

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