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California’s Equal Pay Act Includes Race and Ethnicity.

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As it is currently drafted, the substantive portion of the Equal Pay Act states “[a]n employer shall not pay any of its employees at wage rates less than the rates paid to employees of the opposite sex for substantially similar work, when viewed as a composite of skill, effort, and responsibility, and performed under… Read More »

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Can I Be Fired From My Job For Any Reason?

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Many California employers believe that they can fire an “at-will” employee for any reason. This belief is far from the truth.  California employers need to be aware that there exists a plethora of exceptions to the general rule regarding “at-will” employment. What is “at-will” employment?  The term “at-will” employment generally means that an employer… Read More »

How to Prevent Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

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It’s a fact. When a person is discriminated against or treated unfairly, he will never be able to reach the full extent of his potential for workplace success. In spite of the Civil Rights Act, and in spite of employers taking all measures possible to reduce racial friction in the workplace, Los Angeles employment… Read More »

How to Avoid Discrimination Based on National Origin

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The American workforce is becoming increasingly diverse and as immigrant job hopefuls enter into country from all over the world, the kind of languages that we see in American workplaces, will probably become even more diverse in the years ahead. Employees must factor in that discrimination based on national origin is a very real… Read More »

How to Formulate an Effective Vacation Policy

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As an employer, you are not required to actually provide your employees vacation time. However, if you do provide vacation time to employees, Orange County workplace discrimination lawyers recommend a standard vacation policy in place that applies to all employees. For one thing, you have to decide whether all employees in your organization will… Read More »

Dealing with HIV-Positive Employees

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Persons who live with HIV report living longer, healthier and more productive lives, than was the case in the past. However, they continue to face discrimination in the workplace. More than 1 billion people currently live with HIV in the United States, and workplace discrimination is definitely a problem for them. The Equal Employment… Read More »

How to Prevent Discrimination against Homosexuals in Your Workplace

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Public acceptance of homosexuals and lesbians has increased over the past few decades.  Employers who decide against hiring a person, or decide to have an employee fired solely because of sexual orientation, may find themselves facing expensive lawsuits. There are no federal laws that specifically ban discrimination against homosexuals, lesbians and transgender employees in… Read More »

Are You Making These Social Media Gaffes?

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The popularity of social media and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter has opened up a whole new world of employment litigation challenges. Smart employers need to understand that an overwhelming majority of their employees are online on sites like Facebook, and that the risk of charges of discrimination, wrongful retaliation, and bias… Read More »

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