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Category: Discrimination

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

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

What Are the Different Kinds of Disability Discrimination in the Workplace?

Posted on January 13, 2020

Federal and state laws protect disabled workers. The goal of these laws is to increase the employment of people with disabilities. Yet, even with these protections, only 40 percent of adults with disabilities have a job. Furthermore, disabled workers who do not have jobs often face unnecessary hurdles and obstacles in the workforce. One of these hurdles is disability discrimination in the workplace. Although it is illegal, it still occurs with alarming … Read More

Can My Employer Discriminate Against Me Because of My Religious Obligations?

Posted on November 20, 2019

Under state and federal law, potential employers or current employers have no right to discriminate against you because of your religion or your religious obligations.  For example, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits an employer from refusing to hire someone in order to avoid accommodating a religious practice that could be accommodated without undue hardship.  An important aspect of this law is that it applies even if the employee … Read More

How to Fight Against Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Posted on October 7, 2019

Living with a disability is already a difficult situation. However, many people also face disability discrimination in the workplace. If you are facing such a problem, then there are a few steps you should take right away. These include: Understanding the Law There are several sets of California and federal laws, including the Americans With Disability Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act, that were created to protect employees from … Read More

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