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What Is Age Discrimination in the Workplace?

Posted on December 20, 2016

“Age discrimination” in the workplace occurs when an employer treats employees or applicants less favorably because of their age, specifically because they are older than 40.  There are both state and federal laws that prohibit age discrimination in the workplace.  The federal law is called the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).  The ADEA applies to employers with 20 or more employees.  The California law against age discrimination is in the Fair … Read More

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What is the Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA) and What Does it Cover?

Posted on December 9, 2016

The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) is the primary California law that prohibits employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace for a variety of protected categories.  For example, employer are not allowed to treat and employee differently based on the employee’s age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religion, disability, marital status, national origin, race, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), and sexual orientation.  Most of these laws protect … Read More

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What Rights Do Transgender People Have in the Workplace?

Posted on December 9, 2016

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) sets out the rules that protect employees from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by their employer. One categorical group that is covered under this Act is gender, gender identity, and gender expression.  Gender identity refers to the gender with which a person identifies.  It is essentially internal and encompasses the feelings one has about their own personal gender and can be an integral part of … Read More

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