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How Social Media Posts Can Affect Your Employment Law Claim
November 24, 2023 | Firm News

Expressing yourself online is a personal right. However, being aware of the potential consequences and strategically managing your social media presence can help protect your interests when pursuing an employment law claim. Public Perception and Professional Image One of the most apparent ways social media can impact employment law claims is through public perception. Posts…

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How to Negotiate Your Severance Package
November 17, 2023 | Firm News

Leaving a job, whether voluntarily or due to circumstances beyond your control, can be a challenging experience. In such moments, negotiating a fair severance package becomes crucial. Here’s a guide on how to effectively negotiate one that can provide financial security, ease the transition to new opportunities, and safeguard your interests. Understand Your Rights and…

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Signs of Ageism in the Workplace and How to Prevent It
November 10, 2023 | Firm News

Ageism is a form of discrimination based on a person’s age. Since it can be more covert than other forms of bias in the workplace, recognizing the signs is crucial: Stereotyping and Assumptions One of the most blatant signs of ageism is assumptions about an individual’s capabilities, work ethic, or adaptability that are made solely…

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Why is Evidence Important in a Workplace Retaliation Case?
November 3, 2023 | Firm News

Workplace retaliation is a serious issue that can have far-reaching consequences for both employees and employers. When an employee alleges retaliation, evidence is critical for the following reasons. Establishing a Factual Foundation Evidence serves as the cornerstone for building a factual foundation in a retaliation case. It helps to outline a clear timeline of events,…

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What To Expect During A Whistleblower Investigation

Whistleblowing is a courageous act that involves reporting wrongdoing within an organization. As a result, it is crucial for whistleblowers to understand what to expect during the investigative process. Confidentiality and Anonymity Your identity as a whistleblower will be kept confidential, which is a critical measure to shield you from potential retaliation from your employer….

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How Long Do I Have to File a Racial Discrimination Claim?

One of the most important aspects of filing a racial discrimination claim is being aware of the statute of limitations. This law sets a specific time frame within which a claim must be filed, and it depends on which agency you choose to file a formal complaint with. Deadline to File with California‚Äôs Civil Rights…

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I Quit My Job. Can I Still File a Claim?
October 13, 2023 | Employment Litigation

Quitting a job does not necessarily mean forfeiting your right to pursue a discrimination or sexual harassment claim. With the right evidence and legal support, you can still take action against your previous employer, even after resigning. The Impact of Quitting Your Job It is important to consider the reasons behind your resignation. If you…

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Can I Get Fired For Sick Leave?

Sick leave is a fundamental right that ensures employees can prioritize their health without fearing repercussions in the workplace. As long as you have accrued and are entitled to use it, you cannot be legally fired for taking sick leave. California Laws on Sick Leave The Healthy Workplaces/Healthy Families Act of 2014 This piece of…

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Retaliation in Performance Evaluations
September 22, 2023 | Firm News

Retaliation by employers can take various forms, including negative changes in performance evaluations. Examples of Retaliation in Performance Evaluations Retaliation in a performance evaluation can manifest in various ways. Here are some examples: Unwarranted Negative Feedback Providing disproportionately negative feedback that is not supported by the employee’s actual performance, especially after the employee engaged in…

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Can My Employer Force Me To Resign?
September 15, 2023 | Firm News

California follows an “at-will” employment doctrine, which means that either the employer or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time. However, this doesn’t grant employers unlimited power to force resignations. Prohibited Actions by Employers California employment law strictly prohibits employers from engaging in coercive tactics to force an employee to resign. This…

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