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Workplace Discrimination Archives

Elder care litigation is a rising topic in employment law

Employment law has expanded in recent decades to account for different populations requiring special protections in the workplace. Women, members of ethnic minorities and people with specific disabilities have all received legal validation of the right to meaningfully engage with and avoid discrimination in their workplaces.

Discrimination extends to California's farmers

One of the greatest drivers of California's surging economy is agriculture, which provides the state with ample produce and the nation with specialty foods that are grown few other places. Although efforts to end employment discrimination are often centered in the cities, farming has its share of issues with discriminatory practices.

Lawsuit alleges workplace discrimination in prison

Workers in every work environment can be subject to stress and interpersonal issues that can compromise their ability to work. It is the apparent dangers to safety that are the clearest problems requiring legal recourse, for the sake of the suing employee or former employee as well as the work environment.

Workplace discrimination and the perception of warmth

In looking into the reasons that workplace discrimination still occurs, even with laws against it, researches stumbled across something very interesting. When meeting another person, people will often get a sense of "warmth" -- or a lack thereof -- from that person. They then judge the person based on this and make decisions revolving around that judgement.

Know the signs of workplace discrimination and where to seek help

Whether you're a server in a small California cafe, a teacher in a public school classroom or a member of a team in a busy corporation, you have the right to expect fair treatment in the workplace. Every person, regardless his or her race, religion, ethnicity or gender should be able to report to work, carry out all duties within the normal scope of the position he or she was hired for and collect adequate payment for those duties without worrying about discrimination on the job.

Has religious discrimination left your career uncertain?

Religion may play a significant role in your life. You may use your beliefs to guide you through everyday situations and the decisions you must make. Additionally, your religious practices may involve your needing to wear certain attire or participate in certain activities, such as prayer, during specific times of the day. If your religious views differ from many of the individuals around you, you may sometimes fear how those other parties will treat you.

Workplace sexual orientation discrimination in CA: 3 protections

As noted in an earlier post, the Supreme Court of the United States will likely be asked to review whether or not Title VII (also known as the Civil Rights Act) provides protection against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation at the federal level. The fact that these protections are not always a given may cause some concern within the workplace. It is important to note that this single law is not the only form of protection available to workers. Additional protections, especially in California, are available.

Does title VII protect workers from sexual orientation discrimination?

In 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) found bans on same-sex marriage at the state level unconstitutional. Our country's highest court stated that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states both allow and recognize same-sex marriages. These same justices that two years earlier struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act held that states must recognize same-sex marriages. But what does this mean in the real world? What does this mean for couples that can now openly marry the ones they love? Although their marriages are recognized, will they be protected from retaliation by employers?