Laid Off vs. Fired: What Are the Differences?

Laid Off vs. Fired and Wrongful Termination

If you’re like many people, you know that wrongful termination is too common in California – and you may also know that it’s possible to be wrongfully terminated whether you’re fired or laid off. But what are the differences between being fired and laid off, and how can your situation affect a wrongful termination claim? Here’s what you need to … Read More

Guide to Pregnancy Discrimination in California

Guide to Pregnancy Discrimination in California

If you’re like many women in California, you know that it’s illegal for an employer to discriminate against you because you’re pregnant, you’ve just had a baby, or you have any medical condition related to pregnancy. But do you know the specifics? Here’s a guide to pregnancy discrimination in California to ensure you understand your rights as a mom-to-be or … Read More

California State Laws on Discrimination in the Workplace

California State Laws on Discrimination in the Workplace

In the state of California, employers are not allowed to discriminate in employment decisions when a person is a member of a protected class. But what are the California state laws on discrimination in the workplace, and what to they govern? Here’s what you need to know. California State Laws on Discrimination in the Workplace Several California laws prohibit discrimination, … Read More

What is an Example of Discrimination in the Workplace?

What is an Example of Discrimination in the Workplace?

If you’re like many people in California, you’ve either experienced discrimination in the workplace personally or you’ve seen it happen to someone else – but you may not have recognized it for what it was. Check out these examples of discrimination in the workplace, which can be especially helpful if you’ve been the victim and are considering legal action. What … Read More

How Do I File a Discrimination Complaint Against an Employer in California?

How Do I File a Discrimination Complaint Against an Employer in California

Unfortunately, workplace discrimination exists – despite laws at the federal, state and local level designed to prevent it. And if you’re like many people, you’re wondering, How do I file a discrimination complaint against an employer in California? Here’s what you need to know. How Do I File a Discrimination Complaint Against an Employer in California? The bottom line is … Read More

California’s Anti-Discrimination Laws vs. Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws

Anti-Discrimination Laws in California vs. Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws

Discrimination in the workplace – whether it’s related to hiring, working or terminating employees – is unlawful at the national level. However, anti-discrimination laws in California take things a step farther than federal laws do. California’s Anti-Discrimination Laws vs. Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws The table below illustrates California’s anti-discrimination laws versus federal anti-discrimination laws. Protected Class Illegal at the Federal Level … Read More

7 Religious Discrimination Facts Most People Don’t Know

7 Religious Discrimination Facts Most People Don’t Know

Religious discrimination still exists in California – and unfortunately, it’s far more common than most people know. Although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against people because of religion (or a lack of religious belief) when it comes to hiring, firing and other terms and conditions of employment, it still happens. Here are … Read More

California Employment Discrimination Law and Its Enforcement

California Discrimination and Employment Law and Its Enforcement

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing, or DFEH, handles California employment discrimination law and its enforcement. Discrimination occurs when someone receives less favorable treatment because they have a specific characteristic – one that’s protected by law – and if it’s happened to you, you could have legal recourse. California Employment Discrimination Law and Its Enforcement California’s Fair Employment and … Read More

What is Discrimination?

What is Discrimination - Los Angeles and Glendale Employment Lawyer

Discrimination is a huge problem in American workplaces, and there’s a good chance that you’ve seen it or experienced it yourself. However, some people aren’t totally clear on the definition of discrimination – or when it’s illegal. So what is discrimination, when is it against the law, and what can you do about it? Here’s what you need to know. … Read More

Workplace Harassment in California

Workplace Harassment in California

Workplace harassment in California – and in every other state – is against the law. In California, workers are protected by the Fair Employment and Housing Act and GC 12940, which both make it possible for employees who experience harassment to sue their employers. Harassment can be sexual or non-sexual in nature. Either way, it’s against the law. Here’s what … Read More