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What Are Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace?

Posted on July 31, 2020
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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 Pregnancy Discrimination at Work? The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines pregnancy discrimination as … Read More

What Is Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment?

Posted on June 29, 2020
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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 sexual harassment is different than quid pro quo harassment How to determine whether you have a viable claim What Is Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment? Hostile work environment sexual harassment is any conduct … Read More

Can My Employer Demote Me for No Reason?

Posted on June 12, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic has negatively affected many California businesses. As a result, employers have been looking to cut costs to survive. Unfortunately, these cuts often include firing or demoting hard working employees. Have you been demoted at work? If so, then you are likely frustrated by the pay cut or reduction of your hours. You also might be concerned that you were wrongfully demoted. Below, our attorneys answer the question, “Can my … Read More

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Does the Law Protect Me From Employee Survey Retaliation?

Posted on April 30, 2020
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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 survey as anonymous or confidential. However, some employees report getting fired for an anonymous survey in which … Read More

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

Posted on March 30, 2020
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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 group health benefits they are currently enrolled in. Unfortunately, violations of this act are common and … Read More

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