Can I Be Fired for a Medical Condition?

Most employees are protected under both federal and California state law from discrimination based on temporary or permanent disability. You have rights, including the right to reasonable accommodation, the right to file a complaint, and the right to not face retaliation for any complaint you may file. Protections Under Federal and State Law Federal law… read more

How to Report Sexual Harassment in California

In 2016, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) in California fielded over 23,000 complaints about harassment and discrimination. So many of these complaints pertain to sexual harassment in the workplace that California passed a law requiring sexual harassment prevention training for supervisory employees and created a Sexual Harassment Prevention Task Force. You have… read more

Can I Sue for Harassment if I’m Still Employed at the Same Company?

Harassment in the workplace can describe any unwanted conduct based on sex, race, color, religion, disability, or other protected class. Harassment can be sexual or non-sexual. Harassment can make a workplace hostile and intolerable – often leading to the desire to simply find a new job. You can, however, file a harassment claim or lawsuit… read more

Who is Eligible for Paid Sick Leave in California?

California’s employment laws are some of the fairest and most generous to employees of all states in the country. Employees enjoy higher minimum wages, mandatory overtime compensation, and a variety of other benefits, rights, and protections by law. Mandatory paid sick leave for workers became part of California’s laws with the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families… read more

What If Your Employer Fails to Correct Harassment in the Workplace?

When you read about how to handle harassment in the workplace, the first step to take is always to report the issue to your employer, supervisor, or Human Resources department. Your company’s HR department should have protocols for remedying harassment and discrimination issues, such as investigating the incident or disciplining the harasser. Ideally, this will… read more

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