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Coronavirus in the Workplace: What California Employees Need to Know

Posted on March 13, 2020
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As the coronavirus spreads across California and the United States, we have evaluated its impact on your workplace. Here are some of the things employees need to know in order to protect themselves, their coworkers and their legal rights. Can an Employee Take Sick Time if He or She Is Experiencing Any Symptoms of the Coronavirus? Most employment in California is “at-will.” This means that an employer may terminate an employee for … Read More

What Evidence is Needed for a Sexual Harassment Suit in California?

Posted on February 28, 2020
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Experiencing sexual harassment at work is always unpleasant and can lead to ongoing problems at work. Frequently, employees face the dilemma of reporting sexual harassment and facing retaliation, or saying nothing and continuing to endure unwanted sexual conduct. Often, employees choose to say nothing and hope that the harassing conduct will cease. However, generally that emboldens the harasser and increases the frequency or severity of the conduct. While we may not always … Read More

What Are My Rights as a Pregnant Employee in California?

Posted on February 11, 2020
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According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), almost 47 percent of workers in the nation are women. Many of these women will become pregnant at least once during their working years.  Historically, pregnant women have been subjected to unwarranted harassment and discrimination by their employers.  Fortunately, both federal and state laws exist to help pregnant employees fight back for their rights. Yet, even with these strict laws in place, pregnancy discrimination … Read More

Signs of Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Posted on January 24, 2020

In 1978, Congress expanded the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). This expansion was a response to two unfavorable Supreme Court rulings in the 1960s. Now, our attorneys continue this fight for the rights of pregnant workers. If you are experiencing signs of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, then a Los Angeles pregnancy discrimination lawyer will help you review your options during a free consultation. What … Read More

Supreme Court Uses Cheerleading Case to Support Copyright Protections for Design Features on Useful Articles

Posted on January 17, 2020

There is a fine line between a regular object that is used for practical purposes and one that has its own artistic value with copyrightable properties. One would generally expect there to be a large buffer zone between a chair and a chair with copyrightable designs such as a specific floral pattern. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Therefore, courts are forced to distinguish between useful articles with only practical characteristics and … Read More

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