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What Are Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace?

Both federal and state laws protect women from pregnancy discrimination at work. Even with these protections in place, pregnancy discrimination is commonplace in our workplaces. Sometimes the discrimination is blatant; more frequently it is subtle and buried in pretext. Below, our pregnancy discrimination lawyers in Los Angeles discuss examples of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. What Is…

What Is Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment?
June 29, 2020 | Firm News,Sexual Harassment

California and federal law recognize two types of sexual harassment: quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment harassment. Below, our Los Angeles sexual harassment lawyers explain: The definition of hostile work environment sexual harassment How hostile work environment harassment is different than quid pro quo harassment How to determine whether you have a viable claim What Is Hostile…

Can My Employer Demote Me for No Reason?

Essentially, a demotion is when an employer reassigns an employee to a lower position than he or she had worked previously. The new position often has less responsibility, lower pay or fewer hours than the previous position. During the coronavirus pandemic, for example, many California businesses have cut costs to survive. Unfortunately, these cuts often include…

Does the Law Protect Me From Employee Survey Retaliation?
April 30, 2020 | Firm News,Retaliation

It is common for employers to ask their employees to fill out engagement surveys. In general, these surveys may shed light on the workplace or a service related to the business. Employees are given the opportunity to weigh in on these topics, giving valuable insight to the employer. Often, employers will bill an employee engagement…

What Are My Rights as a Pregnant Employee in California?

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…

The Most Common Violations of the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993

The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) aims to help employees balance their work and family lives. To do this, the act grants certain kinds of workers unpaid leave for family or medical reasons. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks of this job-protected leave per year. During this time, an employee retains any…

Coronavirus in the Workplace: What California Employees Need to Know
March 13, 2020 | Employment Litigation,Firm News

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…

What Evidence is Needed for a Sexual Harassment Suit in California?
February 28, 2020 | Firm News,Sexual Harassment

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…

Signs of Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace
January 24, 2020 | Firm News,Pregnancy Discrimination

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…

Supreme Court Uses Cheerleading Case to Support Copyright Protections for Design Features on Useful Articles
January 17, 2020 | Firm News,Intellectual Property

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…