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Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit Settled With The EEOC

On behalf of , P.C. posted in workplace discrimination on Thursday, February 11, 2016.

The fight for LGBT rights has been a long and difficult one, and progress has not been uniform among the four groups that fall under the LGBT banner. The gay and lesbian communities have made important gains in efforts to…

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Important Employment Retaliation Case

On behalf of , P.C. posted in wrongful termination on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

For the most part, private companies have a lot of leeway when it comes to the reasons behind their hiring, firing and demotion decisions. The public sector, however, is different. Government employees are generally protected from employment retaliation when exercising…

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Exempt And Non-Exempt Employees: Do You Know The Differences?

On behalf of , P.C. posted in wage & hour law on Thursday, December 31, 2015.

In today's post, we'll be continuing a discussion we started in early December. Silicon Valley is the land of start-ups, but founding a new business is not always a smooth process. Even if you strive to treat your new employees well,…

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Former Teacher Sues School District Over Religious Discrimination

On behalf of , P.C. posted in workplace discrimination on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.

Ever since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, American Muslims have frequently faced discrimination and harassment. High-profile acts of violence like the recent shootings in San Bernardino have only made things worse for peaceful Americans who identify as Muslim,…

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Do You Know The Differences Between Employees And Contractors?

On behalf of , P.C. posted in wage & hour law on Monday, December 7, 2015.

The Bay Area is the land of startups. It is one of the few places in America where someone with a great idea and a solid work ethic can quickly turn those assets into a successful company. And once the…

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Grocery Store Chain Settles EEOC Suit Alleging Sexual Harassment

On behalf of , P.C. posted in workplace discrimination on Thursday, November 19, 2015.

Most of us had at least one "nightmare" job during our teenage years. Whether the work was boring, exhausting or low-paying, it at least made us appreciate the value of getting a good education (to be spared from such jobs…

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Study Shows Discrimination Against Job Seekers With Disabilities

On behalf of , P.C. posted in workplace discrimination on Thursday, November 5, 2015.

Many Americans living with a disability are reluctant to disclose that information if it can be avoided. It's not that they are ashamed or embarrassed of living with a disability. Instead, they know from firsthand experience that disability discrimination is…

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Microsoft Accused Of Gender Discrimination In New Lawsuit

On behalf of , P.C. posted in workplace discrimination on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

It is difficult to talk about workplace equity and diversity - or lack thereof - without mentioning Silicon Valley. Statistics show that the tech industry is predominantly white and male. Some companies and policymakers have been working to rectify this,…

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You Have Many Rights When Going Through The Hiring Process

On behalf of , P.C. posted in workplace discrimination on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

When you apply for a new job, did you know that you already have some rights afforded to you? For example, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against you during the hiring process based on many factors, including…

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Is There A Right Time To Disclose A Pregnancy To An Employer?

On behalf of , P.C. posted in workplace discrimination on Thursday, September 10, 2015.

If you've ever been left wondering whether a work incident constituted illegal discrimination, you are certainly not alone. Federal and state laws make it very clear that employers and potential employers cannot discriminate based a person's race, gender, age, disability…

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