CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAW BLOG

  • Examples of Harassment and Discrimination Against Overweight Workers

    Discrimination and harassment can take many forms in the workplace. One of the ones that many people may not consider up front is harassment or discrimination on the basis of body weight. Often, overweight workers face both unintentional discrimination due to internalized biases and more intentional discrimination, including unfair jokes and mockery. Have you faced […]

  • Potential Remedies For Sexual Harassment Accusations in the Workplace

    All too often, sexual harassment charges in the workplace are virtually ignored. People accused of harassment or discrimination may feel as though they have no right to fight back, or that it may be impossible to prove a negative–that is, that they did not harass someone else. Worse, you may feel as though you may […]

  • What are My Rights When Facing Mental Illness Discrimination in the Workplace?

    Mental illness, like many common physical disabilities, can impact every area of your daily life–including the way you approach your work responsibilities, deal with your coworkers, or handle challenges that you may face in the workplace. However, mental disabilities, like physical ones, are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was passed in 1990. […]

  • What To Expect After Filing a Sexual Harassment Claim

    It’s illegal to harass a job applicant or employee in the workplace because of their sex. Sexual harassment refers explicitly to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other harassing actions of a sexual nature. Harassment also includes offensive remarks about someone’s sex. Men and women suffer harassment in the workplace every day, but […]

  • Bad Faith Claims: 5 Things Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know

    People carry all types of insurance for injuries, property damage, and more. Whether you file a claim for a car crash, damage to your home, or for your business, you deserve to be treated fairly by your insurance provider. Paying monthly premiums should ensure that you can recover benefits when you file a claim. Unfortunately, […]

  • Was I Retaliated Against for Taking FMLA Leave?

    While productivity for U.S. companies is important, efforts have been made in recent decades to also enforce the importance of workers having time to properly address their own medical issues or that of family members. One of the most important laws established to protect this time for workers is the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  […]

  • COVID-19 Retaliations are on the Rise: Here’s Why

    The safety issues related to COVID-19 have been clear across the country for the past year. Many businesses have made sacrifices in an effort to keep their employees safe, from providing specific safety gear intended to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and instituting social distancing policies in the office to requiring employees to work […]

  • The Difference Between Workplace Bullying & a Hostile Work Environment

    Many times, the terms “workplace bullying” and “hostile work environment” are used interchangeably to define poor treatment of an employee that is either instigated by the employer or by employees who are not prevented by the employer from treating a co-worker poorly. Legally, there is a distinct difference between these two, as the court will […]

  • The Types of Breach of Contract You Should Be Aware Of

    In the business world, particularly for those who deal with a lot of contracts with vendors, employees, or even customers, it is only a matter of time before someone fails to meet the requirements of the contract. While the reasons why one party in the agreement was unable to hold up his or her end […]

  • What Is Considered Circumstantial Evidence in Discrimination Cases?

    Illegal employment discrimination only rarely happens out in the open. More often, employers and supervisors try to conceal the discriminatory purpose of the adverse employment actions they take against employees and prospective employees. Rather than telling a woman she’s been let go because of her pregnancy, they come up with excuses about downsizing and poor […]