Job interviews are a crucial step in the hiring process and can be stressful for both the interviewer and the interviewee. Unfortunately, in some cases, job interviews can also be a source of harassment and discrimination. If you have been subjected to harassment during a job interview in California, you may be wondering whether you… Continue reading Can You Take Legal Action Against a Potential Employer for Harassment During a Job Interview in California?
Employers in California have a legal obligation to inform their employees of their various rights and protections under state and federal law. This includes informing workers of their rights related to discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, and safety and health. Here are five steps that California employers can take to fulfill their obligations and ensure… Continue reading How California Employers Should Inform Employees of Their Legal Rights
Gender discrimination in the workplace is a persistent problem that can affect people of any gender, but it is often more common for women and gender non-conforming individuals to experience discrimination. While discrimination can occur in any industry or profession, there are some industries and professions in which it is more common. Here are a… Continue reading Which Professions & Industries Is Gender Discrimination Most Common In?
In California, exists to ensure employees who are injured on the job can seek compensation for their medical bills and other such financial losses associated with an accident. However, it’s important to understand that insurance companies aren’t necessarily motivated by a desire to speedily pay claimants/applicants what they are owed. Insurance companies are businesses, and… Continue reading How a California Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Assist With a Delayed Claim
It is not uncommon for companies to advertise themselves as a “family,” and while this may sound appealing to potential employees, it can also lead to a toxic workplace. The idea of a company being a family often stems from the desire to create a sense of community and belonging among employees. However, this can… Continue reading When Calling a Company a ‘Family’ Results in a Toxic Workplace
Marital status discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee differently based on their marital status. This type of discrimination is illegal under federal law, as well as many state laws. Despite this, it is still unfortunately common in the workplace. There are a few common reasons that some employers commit marital status discrimination: Stereotypes… Continue reading Common Reasons Employers Commit Marital Status Discrimination
No one should have to worry about facing harassment or bullying in the workplace. Both California law and federal law prohibit hostile work environments to ensure workers have the right to work in environments where they feel reasonably safe and comfortable. Unfortunately, hostile work environments persist across a range of industries. Working in one can… Continue reading The Mental Health Consequences of a Hostile Work Environment
In workplaces throughout California (and the rest of the United States), the “Equal Opportunity Employment is THE LAW” poster is a common sight. This poster outlines employees’ rights to not face discrimination in the workplace. It also serves to reminder employers that engaging in discrimination is prohibited. Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission published… Continue reading EEOC Updates Workplace Discrimination Poster
It’s illegal in California for employers to retaliate against whistleblowers. If an employee files complaints regarding everything from discrimination to safety violations, or if they simply cooperate with investigators who may be looking into such matters, their employer can’t respond by terminating their employment or taking other such actions. This doesn’t mean employers always obey… Continue reading California Supreme Court Decision May Influence Future Workplace Retaliation Cases
Your goal when interviewing for a job is to make the best possible impression on a potential employer. You may thus feel you should answer all their questions thoroughly and honestly. This is understandable. However, it’s important to understand that for legal reasons, an employer may not be able to ask certain questions during an… Continue reading Questions an Employer Should Not Ask During a Job Interview