Discrimination

Does My California Employer Have to Accommodate My Disability?

Posted on November 30, 2020
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California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees with physical or mental disabilities. In fact, California employers have an affirmative obligation to take steps to make sure that disabled employees are provided reasonable accommodations at work for their disability so that they actually can continue to work, despite their disability. Specifically, employers must provide reasonable accommodation for employees who, because of their disability, are unable … Read More

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

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

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