2014 - Shegerian Law
  • Can I Express My Religious Beliefs at Work?

    December 29, 2014

    Many of today’s employees have questions about the ability to express religious beliefs at work. Not being informed about your company’s policy could put your career on the line, and not knowing the law could mean experiencing unfair religious discrimination while on the job. The law makes it clear that employees are protected from discrimination […]

  • Can My Employer Force Me to Retire When I Reach a Certain Age?

    December 22, 2014

    Retirement is a big decision and it’s an area that unfortunately can involve a good bit of unfair age discrimination as well. Employees should be aware of their rights and should also understand an employer is allowed to do regarding workers who reach a certain age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was created […]

  • What Type of Behavior Can Make an Employer Liable for Harassment?

    December 15, 2014

    One of the worst experiences that a worker can have at work is dealing with harassment while on the job. Harassment is especially damaging when an employer is aware of it, but chooses to ignore it. It’s important for employees to understand, an employer can be liable for a wide range of harassing behavior, and […]

  • How is the Value of an Employment Discrimination Case Determined?

    December 8, 2014

    When considering the dynamics of an employment discrimination case, you may wonder how the value is determined. How much can you expect to be awarded if the case is successful? How do lawyers determine the potential awards or damages to request when a case reaches court? Employment discrimination cases are unique; each one may contain […]

  • I’m Being Harassed By a Client/Customer – Do I Have A Case?

    December 1, 2014

    Today’s workplace can get hectic, not simply because of the busyness of the day, but because of unruly clients and customers. Everyday, employees around the country are forced to deal with clients and customers who cross boundaries of respect and peaceful confrontation, sometimes placing the rights of workers at risk. In such situations, does an […]

  • Can I Be Fired For Complaining About Harassment at Work?

    November 24, 2014

    Complaining about harassment at work can be tricky. Many employees are reluctant to bring up issues of workplace abuse and harassment for fear of losing their jobs, damaging their careers or letting go of chances of promotion. However, important laws are in place to safeguard an employee’s right to complain about harassment at work. These […]

  • Attorney Carney Shegerian Comments on Recent EEOC Settlement in Genetic Information Case

    November 19, 2014

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has settled a discrimination lawsuit against three Southern California seed and fertilizer providers for $187,500. The class action suit represented a class of applicants allegedly subject to illegal medical and genetic employment inquiries in violation of federal law. Under federal law, certain inquiries about an applicant’s medical condition and family medical […]

  • Key Facts to Know When You’ve Been Forced to Resign

    November 17, 2014

    Being forced to resign can be a serious blow to one’s career and self-esteem, but it doesn’t have to mean forfeiting your rights. In some instances, being forced to resign is illegal, and employees should be aware that employment discrimination laws can protect them when the circumstances signal unfairness. A resignation is a voluntary act […]

  • What Type of Disability Accommodation Am I Entitled To At Work?

    November 10, 2014

    Working with a disability can be challenging. Add to that the discrimination that some disabled employees face, and the scenario gets even more difficult. That is why U.S. federal law protects employees with disabilities and prohibits disability discrimination in the workplace. Additionally, nearly every state across the nation grants some protection to disabled workers ensuring […]

  • What Can I Do If I Suspect I Wasn’t Hired Because of Discrimination

    November 3, 2014

    One form of discrimination with growing prevalence in the today’s employment industry is definitely hiring discrimination, but employees who experience it may be at a loss for successful solutions. How do you get sufficient recourse against a company that is not technically in a formal employer-employee relationship with you yet? The good news is that […]