2013 - Shegerian Law
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Discrimination Under California Law

    December 30, 2013

    The Department of Fair Housing enforces the law on sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in California through the Fair Housing and Employment Act (FEHA). The FEHA prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace. FEHA is a broad form of anti-discrimination legislation, covering many avenues of employment. California employees can […]

  • 7 Facts you Should Know About the Equal Pay Act

    December 23, 2013

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, signed into law by President John F. Kennedy in 1963. The Act prohibits discrimination in the payment of wages and salary based on gender. In a formal statement, President Kennedy assured Americans that the law was necessary to “bring structure basic to democracy,” providing […]

  • 7 Important Facts to Know About Workplace Harassment

    December 17, 2013

    Have you ever been unlawfully harassed at work? For many, this question may be tough to answer. We all know how to tell when we’re being offended or harassed, but not all harassment is considered unlawful. Workplace harassment is unwanted verbal or physical contact that discriminates based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, […]

  • Shegerian & Associates Founder Applauds State of California for Extending Workplace Discrimination Prohibition Laws

    December 12, 2013

    Carney R. Shegerian, founder of Shegerian & Associates, a Santa Monica-based law firm specializing in employee rights, has issued a statement commending California Governor Jerry Brown for signing into law Senate Bill 400, which expands the state’s current employment discrimination protections to victims of stalking. Effective January 1, 2014, SB 400 amends California Labor Code […]

  • Employment Discrimination Settlements: What Employees Can Expect

    December 10, 2013

    Employment discrimination cases rarely result in trial. That’s what the American Bar Association found out in study exploring employment discrimination cases. According to the study, of all cases, only 6% reach trial court proceedings. Forty percent are dismissed or end in summary judgment. The remainder of employment discrimination cases end up in settlement. It’s important […]

  • Can I Be Fired For Something I Say on Social Media?

    November 26, 2013

    The overwhelming popularity of social media has changed our lives and reshaped the way we communicate, but at times, it causes friction in the workplace. This is especially true when posts to social media sites result in termination or adverse employment decisions. While many employees view social media as a sacred protected place private only […]

  • What is Employment Discrimination and Do I Have a Case?

    November 21, 2013

    Employment discrimination is unequal treatment on the job. According to state and federal laws intended to protect workers from unfair treatment, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees belonging to certain protected groups based on race, age, color, national origin and more. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the governmental agency authorized to enforce […]

  • Top 5 Employment Discrimination Cases of 2013 And What They Mean to You

    November 13, 2013

    As 2013 draws to a fast-approaching close, it’s time to pause and reflect on the cases that made the headlines and shaped the employment discrimination law landscape. Looking back is also a excellent way to stay abreast of the latest developments, and setbacks, that keep fine-tuning Title VII and the myriad of state laws, federal […]

  • Breastfeeding at Work – Laws in California to Protect You

    October 29, 2013

    Breastfeeding in public has come a long way in recent decades, but not without debate. Mothers struggle to feed their infant children conveniently and search for hospitable sites while onlookers blush, criticize, or call them out. In fact, mothers have been kicked out, fined and at least verbally berated for breastfeeding in public, a practice […]

  • Shegerian & Associates Founder Commends New York City Council for Passage of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    October 3, 2013

    Carney R. Shegerian, founder of Shegerian & Associates, a Santa Monica-based law firm specializing in employee rights, has issued a statement applauding the New York City Council for unanimously passing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a bill that ensures current protections against employer discrimination extend to pregnant workers, including the right to reasonable accommodations so […]