How to Work With Your Employer for Disability Accommodation

Millions of Americans live with a disability every day and figure out how to make their lives work around the medical condition. From paraplegia to ADD, there are many different types of disability and most of them do not stop a person from effectively pursuing a career in something they know and love. But the […]

Four Signs of Pregnancy or Childbirth Discrimination

Bringing a new life into the world is a beautiful event of which you should be proud. Unfortunately, some California employers may not agree. The State of California strongly prohibits any type of discrimination because of pregnancy, childbirth, or anything related to such events. Some employers may walk a very fine line and try to […]

Discrimination for Pregnancy and Post-Pregnancy

People with virtually every kind of encumberment are likely to find themselves as a victim of some kind of discrimination. What does human rights law say about pregnancy? The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) is an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1963 (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act). Women who are pregnant have […]

Can I Legally Record Myself to Prove Workplace Harassment in California?

Workplace harassment comes in many forms. Some employers hurl insults, some deny promotions, some scream at their teams at every weekly meeting. Sometimes it’s unwanted touching, sometimes it hurts your career, but no matter the details the worst kind of workplace harassment is the kind done in secret. This happens to so many more people […]

What Does Family Responsibilities Discrimination Look Like?

Family responsibilities discrimination, also known as FRD, is when an employee is discriminated against because they have to care for a family member. Though most people think about working parents, you may also be facing family responsibilities discrimination if you are caring for your aging parents or a spouse with a serious medical condition. You […]

Employers Cannot Discriminate Against Pregnant Employees

Congratulations on your pregnancy. Your employer cannot fire you if you are pregnant under the California Family Rights Act and federal laws. This is very important if you are planning to return to work after you have your baby. A business in California must give a new mother up to 16 weeks of unpaid leave […]

Can You Be Discriminated Against as a Working Parent?

Working moms are less likely to be hired and are almost one hundred percent less likely to be promoted. This is an amazing statistic, knowing how much working moms can bring to the table. They are often great at multi-tasking and getting a lot done in a short amount of time! However, the truth is […]

Is Your Employer Showing Signs of Marital Status Discrimination? (Part 2)

(Read Part 1 here) Welcome back to the second half of our two-part article on marital status discrimination in the workplace. Last time we talked about the challenge of spotting this type of discrimination and three ways that it appears in modern workplaces. Join us again today as we pick up with three more types […]

Is Your Employer Showing Signs of Marital Status Discrimination? (Part 1)

Not all types of discrimination are obvious. These days, we’re pretty vigilant for signs of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, or religion. It’s pretty hard to miss the most typical types of sexism. We’re all working hard to identify instances of disability discrimination. But unless an employer is particularly obnoxious, marital status discrimination is incredibly […]

Whose Ages are Relevant in Workplace Age Discrimination?

Age discrimination is an insidious part of the modern business culture. Which is why we have had to make laws against it. Age discrimination occurs when a manager favors younger employees over older ones. Usually based on the stereotypes that all old people move slower, work less, are technically inept, or won’t have many years […]