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Can My Employer Discriminate Against Me Because of My Religious Obligations?

Posted on November 20, 2019
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Under state and federal law, potential employers or current employers have no right to discriminate against you because of your religion or your religious obligations.  For example, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits an employer from refusing to hire someone in order to avoid accommodating a religious practice that could be accommodated without undue hardship.  An important aspect of this law is that it applies even if the employee … Read More

Common Examples of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Posted on November 5, 2019
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Sexual harassment in the workplace can negatively impact employees and their ability to work. In recent years, the “Me Too” movement has shed light on the number of sexual harassment and assault cases in the workplace. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), sexual harassment is a form of discrimination violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. There are numerous examples of sexual harassment, including, but not limited … Read More

Have You Been Sexually Assaulted in the Workplace?

Posted on October 24, 2019
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Workplace sexual assault is common. In fact, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, 58 percent of women experience sexual harassment or assault in the workplace.  Over the last several years, the #MeToo movement has exposed the frequency of sexual harassment and assault at work. More than half of all women experience some form of workplace sexual harassment or assault in their lifetime. Sadly, women of color and LGBTQ women and … Read More

How Much Privacy Do You Have On Your Work Computer?

Posted on October 14, 2019
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For the vast majority of us, spending a significant portion of our work day in front of a computer screen is rooted in our daily lives. The profound advances in technology has opened up opportunities unimaginable twenty years ago—not only do we perform work on our computers, but we have the luxury of browsing the internet, shopping online, and talking to our friends and family through various technology companies. As constant purveyors … Read More

How to Fight Against Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Posted on October 7, 2019
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Living with a disability is already a difficult situation. However, many people also face disability discrimination in the workplace. If you are facing such a problem, then there are a few steps you should take right away. These include: Understanding the Law There are several sets of California and federal laws, including the Americans With Disability Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act, that were created to protect employees from … Read More

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