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What is Religious Discrimination?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jun 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Religious discrimination occurs when an employer treats an applicant or employee unfairly on the basis of their religious beliefs or practices. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibit religious discrimination in the workplace.  Th...

Sexual Discrimination During the Interview Process

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Interview Questions that are Illegal The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibit employers from asking certain questions while vetting job applicants. These laws are in place, in part, to protect you against sexual discrimination dur...

Pregnancy Discrimination Law Facts

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pregnancy discrimination occurs when an employee or female applicant is treated unfairly due to pregnancy, giving birth, or a medical condition due to pregnancy or childbirth.  Every year, thousands of women file pregnancy discrimination charges.  To help you, we will provide the basic facts that...

Gender Discrimination Violations

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sexual discrimination occurs when an employer shows bias or distinction towards an applicant or employee on the basis of their gender.  Although the majority of sexual discrimination cases are directed towards women, both men and women are protected under The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII a...

Same-Sex Harassment Protections In The Workplace

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Does Gender Matter? The answer is no. Sexual Harassment is not confined to male-female interaction.  It can also occur between members of the same sex, even when the perpetrator and the victim are not homosexual.  In recent years, a sharp increase in same-sex harassment complaints has caused soc...

Sexual Emails & Workplace Harassment

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Digital harassment is becoming increasingly prevalent and can range from a short, one line text message to sexually explicit videos or photographs. Today's technology allows for fast and easy delivery of these messages.  A sexual harasser can easily use a cell phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop co...

Time Restraints On Sexual Harassment Reporting

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

When you are a victim of sexual harassment you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do.  It is wise to consult an attorney immediately for advice and guidance. California and Federal law protects you; however you must file a complaint within one year of the harassing behavior. Under Califo...

Employer Responsibility in Sexual Harassment Prevention

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is your employer's responsibility to take practical steps to prevent sexual harassment.  When harassment does occur, the company is required to take immediate action to stop it. Upon receiving a complaint, your supervisor should conduct a thorough investigation and take appropriate action to c...

California Sexual Harassment Laws

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sexual Harassment is Against the Law Certain behaviors, such as conditioning promotions, awards, training or other job benefits upon acceptance of unwelcome actions of a sexual nature, are always wrong. That's sexual harassment and it is against the law. If you think you may be a victim of sexua...

How The Equal Pay Act Protects You

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Equal Pay Act: Equal Pay for Equal Work, Regardless of Gender Salary inequality accounts for a large amount of sexual discrimination complaints.  Employee's rights are protected against sexual discrimination in compensation under two laws: the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the Civil...

Workplace Sexual Orientation Discrimination Facts

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Apr 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

What is Sexual Orientation Discrimination? Sexual orientation discrimination occurs when an employer discriminates against an individual because they are perceived or actually gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and/or transgender.   Heterosexuals can also experience sexual orientation discrimination. D...

“On-Call” and “Stand By” Time Laws

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

California employers are obligated to pay the wages of an hourly employee for all time that the employee is under the control of the employer, and includes all the time the employee is suffered or permitted to work, whether or not required to do so. In Industrial Welfare Commission Orders 4 a...

When to Contact a Wrongful Termination Lawyer

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you can successfully prove that your employer wrongfully terminated you, you may be able to recover damages for your financial loss, future financial losses, punitive damages, and suffering. There are several key questions that must be answered to determine if you have a legitimate claim a...

California Wage and Hour Laws

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

California employers face an ongoing challenge in keeping up with federal and California wage and hour laws that regularly change. Large employers may face stiff penalties for seemingly small violations or claims for unpaid wages increasing exponentially since wage and hour claims often accru...

What is NOT considered workplace sexual harassment?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Where does the law draw the line concerning workplace sexual harassment? All types of sexual relationships and behavior in the workplace are not legally prohibited.  And since we discuss what does constitute workplace sexual harassment, we also are providing you with situations that do not ...

What is your Retaliation Claim Worth?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Verdicts from various California Courts, and settlements between the employee and employer, illustrate the risk of retaliation liability and retaliation claims that arises in the wake of employee complaints about mistreatment. Even in cases where employers prove that a discrimination, harassm...

California Meal and Rest Break Laws – Class Action

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Feb 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc Reaches Agreement to Settle California Employee Meal and Rest Break Class Action  After an extremely long-running class action, G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc, (previously The Wackenhut Corporation), reached agreement for full and final settlement of a class acti...

Google Abolishes Forced Arbitration for Employees

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Feb 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Google Ends Forced Arbitration Key Takeaway Google, LLC announced last week that it will end forced arbitration and class action waivers for its employees. The announcement follows the company's announcement in November that it would no longer require workers to arbitrate sexual harassment and ...

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