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How Bystanders Can Prevent Workplace Harassment
February 1, 2024 | Employment Litigation

Workplace harassment can have a profound impact on individuals and the overall work environment. While it’s crucial for organizations to implement policies and training programs to address harassment, bystanders can also play a pivotal role in preventing and addressing these incidents. The Role of Bystanders Bystanders are individuals who witness inappropriate behavior but are not…

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What is National Origin Discrimination in the Workplace?
January 26, 2024 | Discrimination

National origin discrimination in the workplace involves unfair treatment or unfavorable employment practices based on an individual’s country of origin, ancestry, ethnicity, or association with a particular national group. This form of discrimination violates federal laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of…

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How To File a Wrongful Termination Case in California
December 22, 2023 | Firm News

Wrongful termination can have profound consequences for an individual’s career and well-being. In California, employees are protected by state and federal laws that safeguard against arbitrary or unlawful dismissals. If you find yourself in a situation where you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to file a wrongful termination…

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Why Medical Records Are Important in Employment Litigation

In employment litigation, medical records can provide a factual foundation for legal arguments and decisions. From establishing disabilities and validating leave requests to substantiating claims of discrimination or retaliation, these records are a cornerstone of evidentiary support. Establishing Disability Claims The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act prohibit discrimination against individuals with…

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California’s New Workplace Privacy Laws
December 8, 2023 | Employment Litigation

California‚Äôs new workplace privacy law is not entirely new; however, certain privacy provisions within the law took effect on January 1, 2023. In 2020, California voters approved Proposition 24, known as the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), which introduced additional privacy protections to an existing law. Employer Obligations The CPRA is designed to protect the…

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California’s New Employment Laws in 2024
December 1, 2023 | Employment Litigation

California, known for its progressive employment laws, has introduced several significant changes in the latest legislative session, with many of these laws set to take effect on January 1, 2024. Our Los Angeles employment law attorneys discuss the key updates. Paid Sick Leave Expansion (SB 616) Under California’s new paid sick leave law, Senate Bill…

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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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