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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

What Is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification and Can I Be Discriminated Against for It?

Posted on June 12, 2019

A “Bona Fide Occupational Qualification” (BFOQ) refers to a quality or attribute that employers are legally allowed to take into account when making hiring and employment decisions. If considered in other formats, these qualities would be classified as discrimination and would be in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The BFOQ defense is narrowly construed to ensure that employers … Read More

Did Religious Discrimination Ruin My Job Interview?

Posted on December 28, 2018

A man from Menlo Park claims that he was asked inappropriate questions during a job interview in October 2017. The interviewer allegedly asked about the man’s religion and said that the interviewee could be a bad fit because he can’t drink due to his religion. The company culture at that business includes going out to drink with team members, but the interviewee said he was fine with the drinking. The man’s job … Read More

What Are the Signs that My Employer Fired Me for Being Too Old?

Posted on November 28, 2018

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act protect Californians from instances of age discrimination. Yet, some companies still attempt to cut older employees from their rosters, especially in the tech industry. Here are a few methods you can use to determine if you were let go due to age discrimination. What Were Your Final Work Duties? Often, companies that wish to fire older employees will try … Read More

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