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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 duri...

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...

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. How Long Do I...

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. Whether sexual harassment has already occurred, or an employer does not follow prevention laws, they can be held accountable for their violations. When Sexual Harassment Occurs When harassment does occur, t...

Gender Discrimination Violations

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 06, 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...

California Sexual Harassment Laws

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

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 sexual harassment then it is important to u...

How The Equal Pay Act Protects You

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

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 Rights Act of 1964. Under the Equal Pay Act (EPA), employers are r...

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Overview

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

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or job applicants with disabilities in all aspects of employment including but not limited to hiring, firing, promotion, salaries and training opportunities. In additi...

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. Discr...

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 action ...

2018 California Minimum Wage Rates

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Feb 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Background On California Minimum Wage Rates – Increases   On April 4, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new minimum wage bill. The bill raised the state's minimum wage for employers with more than 25 employees to $10 per hour effective July 1, 2016 and $10.50 per hour effective Janua...

Governor Brown Signs AB 168 – Salary History Ban

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Oct 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Salary History Ban – California Law On October 12, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 168 into law, effectively banning employers from asking job applicants about salary history. As we covered in previous posts, the language found in AB 168 has failed to get full endorsement twice before—first ...

UPS Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Aug 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

On August 8, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a press release announcing the settlement of a lawsuit against United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS). The suit alleged disability discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and was settled for...

California Law And “Reporting Time Pay”

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Aug 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

California is one of several states that require employers to compensate its employees with “reporting time pay.” The applicable Wage Order in California, requires “that on each workday that an employee reports for work, as scheduled, but is not put to work or is furnished less than half of the e...

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