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Posted by Legal Team On March 27, 2020

Restaurant employees keep getting cheated out of fair wages

Just this month, another news story broke about how restaurants are trying to skirt wage and employment laws. A popular Los Angeles restaurant has been fined $2.1 million for a variety of labor violations. The California Labor Commission’s investigators performed an audit of the Genwa Korean BBQ…

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How to talk to your employer about chronic pain

When you have a chronic condition that makes it difficult for you to work, you have every reason to ask your employer to make reasonable accommodations, so you can continue working. However, getting your employer to understand what “chronic” means when you’re dealing with any debilitating and…

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Could you be discriminated against due to your service animal?

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the use of service animals by some disabled people. Part of the problem is because so many nondisabled individuals try to pass off their pets as service animals or emotional support dogs. They make life harder for the truly disabled…

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Fears of coronavirus contagion lead to discrimination

You can’t look at the news without seeing the latest update on the Covid-19 or “coronavirus.” To add to the panic, there’s a lot of misinformation going around on the internet. There’s also a lot of racism and ignorance surfacing. In fact, discriminatory and outrageous reactions to…

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Posted by Legal Team On February 28, 2020

San Francisco Police Department accused of racial bias

Is there a serious bias against blacks in the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD)? An email from a city employee who was responsible for teaching anti-bias classes to officers alleges that the discrimination toward blacks in the department is both rampant and extreme. The email, which came…

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Posted by Legal Team On February 18, 2020

California Senate settles retaliation lawsuit for $310,000

Former Senator Tony Mendoza may have resigned his position in 2018 after a flurry of accusations involving sexual harassment, but his unfortunate legacy is still hanging over California. Another six-figure settlement has been made related to the senator — but it’s the taxpayers who have to pick…

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Posted by Legal Team On February 13, 2020

What sort of work accommodations can be made for migraines?

If you’ve ever had a genuine migraine, there’s little chance you’ll confuse it with an ordinary tension headache. Migraines can be utterly debilitating — and an estimated 4 million adults in the United States suffer from a chronic form that affects them 15 days or more out…

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Posted by Legal Team On February 4, 2020

California intervenes in Riot Games discrimination settlement

Video game developer Riot Games, the company that developed “League of Legends,” has entered into a tentative agreement to pay $10 million to several former employees. The employees, all women, claimed they were victims of gender discrimination. The company received a lot of negative publicity over the…

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Posted by Legal Team On January 29, 2020

What form does workplace discrimination take?

Workplace discrimination can affect you at all stages of your employment — even though discrimination due to numerous factors, like your race, religion, national origin or gender, is illegal under both federal and state laws. You may know that workplace discrimination is against the law, but do…

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Posted by Legal Team On January 24, 2020

California begins tracking sexual harassment claims

One of the reasons that sexual harassers thrive in the workplace is that there’s never been any particular effort to track them. Indeed, since many employers are reluctant to admit that sexual harassment occurred behind their doors, many harassers can quietly move on to other positions in…

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