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

Posted on June 12, 2019
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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

Are Discrimination and Retaliation Claims Increasing in California?

Posted on November 14, 2018
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Los Angeles is one of California’s largest economic hubs. Not only is it the capital of the entertainment industry, but many tech firms and startups call our city home. However, this economic prosperity doesn’t come without its fair share of problems in the workplace. And these problems are increasing not only in L.A. but across the entire state. Are California Discrimination and Retaliation Claims Increasing? The California Department of Fair Employment and … Read More

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