Have you been a victim of fraud when making a purchase?

Consumer fraud occurs when a business or corporation uses illegal or unethical tactics that cause harm to consumers. Learn some tips to avoid this type of fraud: Pay the safest way: Credit cards are the safest way to pay for online purchases because you can dispute the charges if you never get the goods or […]

Age discrimination in the workplace

As the actual workforce ages, the problems of discriminatory actions increase exponentially. Age discrimination haunts many corporations. But what does ageism look like in the workplace? State and federal laws protect employees from any type of discrimination. For example, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 is a labor law that prohibits employment discrimination […]

Were you fired unfairly?

Wrongful termination is defined as “being fired for an unlawful reason, which may involve a violation of federal anti-discrimination laws or a breach of contract.” An example of an unjustified termination would be firing an employee based on specific characteristics such as race, gender, ethnicity, religion, or disability. Although some reasons quickly lead to wrongful […]

What is marital discrimination in the workplace?

Workplace discrimination is a problem that continues to affect many workers in the United States. Although much has been done to create a fair and equitable environment, many employees in California still experience unfair and unequal treatment. This treatment is usually based on specific characteristics. The most common characteristics for which people suffer discrimination are: […]

Reporting employer violations

In California, all workers are protected by laws meant to ensure safe and healthy work environments. It doesn’t matter what your race is, where you were born, or your immigration status. When you are hired, or even during the hiring process, you have the right to defend yourself against any injustice. It is essential to […]

LGBTQ+ discrimination in the workplace

Federal laws strictly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace. Although it is illegal to do so, LGBTQ+ employees still face many forms of discrimination in the workplace. For this reason, many members of the LGBTQ+ community feel insecure at work, suffer humiliating insults, and are even denied […]

Types of workplace discrimination

State and federal laws strictly prohibit discrimination in the workplace. But unfortunately, many employees in California still experience unfair or unequal treatment based on specific characteristics. To better understand the various types of discrimination that exist in the workplace, let’s take a look at each type. Racial discrimination Racial discrimination exists at work as well […]

What is consumer fraud?

Consumer fraud happens when a business or corporation uses illegal or unethical tactics that cause harm to consumers.   This occurs more frequently than you would think, and unfortunately, millions of consumers are victims every year. According to the Identity Fraud Study by Javelin Strategy and Research, about 49 million consumers fell victim to identity fraud […]

What is a Qui Tam lawsuit?

California and the federal government have laws related to whistleblowing, including laws designed to protect the whistleblower. Enacted in 1863, the Qui Tam provision of the False Claims Act is one of the most powerful whistleblower protection laws in the United States. It remains a primary tool of the federal government in the fight against […]

Do you believe your employer has violated California wage and hour laws?

If you work in California, you deserve to be paid fairly and treated with respect. Unfortunately, many employees are not paid for their work or overtime hours. Wage and hour laws in California require companies to pay their employees overtime when they work more than 8 hours in a day or more than 40 hours […]