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What Is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification and Can I Be Discriminated Against for It?

Posted on June 12, 2019
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A “Bona Fide Occupational Qualification” (BFOQ) refers to a quality or attribute that employers are legally allowed to take into account when making hiring and employment decisions. If considered in other formats, these qualities would be classified as discrimination and would be in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The BFOQ defense is narrowly construed to ensure that employers … Read More

What Is Trademark Infringement and How Is Infringement Determined?

Posted on June 4, 2019
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Trademark infringement is defined as the unauthorized use of a trademark about goods or services in a manner that is likely to cause confusion, deception or mistakes about the source of the goods or services. For a trademark owner to claim infringement, the Lanham Act specifies that three factors must be shown: use of a protected trademark, priority to use the trademark and a likelihood of confusion between the trademark and the alleged infringer. The first factor … Read More

How Is Ownership of a Copyright Transferred?

Posted on May 29, 2019
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The owner of a copyright is entitled to certain exclusive rights under the Copyright Act of 1976. These rights include the right to reproduce the copyrighted work, to prepare derivate works based upon the copyrighted work, to distribute copies of the copyright work to the public by sale or transfer of ownership, to perform the copyrighted work publicly through live means or through audio transmission and to display the copyrighted work publicly. When the … Read More

What Are the Signs that My Employer Fired Me for Being Too Old?

Posted on November 28, 2018

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act protect Californians from instances of age discrimination. Yet, some companies still attempt to cut older employees from their rosters, especially in the tech industry. Here are a few methods you can use to determine if you were let go due to age discrimination. What Were Your Final Work Duties? Often, companies that wish to fire older employees will try … Read More

How Can Sexual Harassment Affect Your Health?

Posted on November 21, 2018
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With #MeToo continuing to trend on the internet, more people are becoming better informed about sexual harassment. However, many people remain in the dark about how harassment can affect not just the workplace, but workers themselves. Experts say much of this is due to the fact that harassment is not studied as much as it should be. And this is why a study on menopause and cardiovascular disease is catching the attention … Read More

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