If you’re like many people, you’re not sure whether your employer can fire you if you file a workplace discrimination lawsuit – you’re not alone. In fact, the fear of being fired or treated unfairly after filing a complaint is often what keeps people from coming forward. However, you need to know that under California law, it’s illegal for an … Read More
What Disabilities Are Protected From Discrimination?
Under both federal and California law, people with disabilities are protected from discrimination in the workplace – and that includes during the job application process. In fact, employers aren’t allowed to discriminate against people for a real or perceived disability in any aspect of the employment process, including during job interviews, while doing performance reviews, or even when choosing to … Read More
Can You Sue Your Employer for Firing You While Pregnant?
If you’re like many people, you’re wondering whether you can sue your employer for firing you while you’re pregnant – and the answer isn’t as simple as you may think. This guide explains. Can You Sue Your Employer for Firing You While Pregnant? In some cases, you can sue your employer for firing you while you’re pregnant. However, you must … Read More
What Can You Do About Sexual Orientation Discrimination?
Sexual orientation discrimination happens regularly – and although a U.S. Supreme Court case in 2020 ruled that unlawful discrimination based on “sex” includes sexual orientation and gender identity, it continues. But what can you do if you experience sexual orientation discrimination, and is there any legal recourse? This guide explains what you can do about sexual orientation discrimination in the … Read More
What Employers Can’t Ask You During Job Interviews
If you’re like many people, you know that workers in the U.S. have rights – but are you aware that you have rights before you even have a job? Under federal law, employers are not allowed to discriminate in the hiring process, and there are some questions they just can’t ask prospective candidates. This guide explains. What Employers Can’t Ask … Read More
3 Fast Facts About Racial Discrimination in the Workplace
If you’re like most people, you already know that racial discrimination in the workplace is illegal – employers are not allowed to discriminate against anyone based on that person’s race, color, national origin or ethnic background (or a whole host of other reasons). However, check out these three quick facts about racial discrimination in the workplace that aren’t so commonly … Read More
California Law on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
If you’re like many people, you know that California law protects you from sexual harassment in the workplace – but how far do those protections go, and who gets into trouble when sexual harassment occurs? Here’s what you need to know. California Law on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace In California, sexual harassment in the workplace is unlawful – but … Read More
Forms of Discrimination in American Workplaces
There are several forms of discrimination that take shape in workplaces all over the country – but what are they, and would you know how to recognize them if you saw them? Forms of Discrimination in American Workplaces The most common forms of discrimination in California workplaces – and across the rest of the country – include: Age discrimination Disability … Read More
Gender Discrimination Laws in California
The state of California is known for its strong worker protection laws – including gender discrimination laws. But what are the gender discrimination laws in California, and how might they apply in your situation? Here’s what you need to know. Gender Discrimination Laws in California The gender discrimination law in California that most people refer back to is the Fair … Read More
What is Sex Discrimination?
What is sex discrimination? There’s a good chance that you’ve heard of it, but what does it look like in the workplace, and what can you do if you’ve experienced it? Here’s what you need to know. What is Sex Discrimination? Sex discrimination involves treating a person unfavorably because of that person’s sex. That includes sexual orientation, gender identity, gender … Read More