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  • How Long Does an Employment Discrimination Case Take From Start to Finish

    October 27, 2014

    Photo courtesy of create jobs 51Similar to most lawsuits, there is no easy way to predict how long an employment discrimination case will take from start to finish. Employment discrimination cases are challenging, and addressing their complexities takes time. That is why even a rough estimate is difficult to determine without understanding the circumstances of […]

  • What is Wage Discrimination and How Can I Prove It?

    October 20, 2014

    Receiving adequate compensation is perhaps the most important aspect of employment in today’s workplace. When discrimination enters the picture, wages become an even larger area of sensitivity for employees, and unfair outcomes can be especially damaging. This is why employment discrimination laws are in place to protect workers from wage discrimination and to ensure that […]

  • Hiring Discrimination Based on Your Name: What You Can Do

    October 13, 2014

    We may think that we live in a day and age where a name doesn’t make or break your chances of getting a job, but sadly the opposite is the case. One particular type of employment discrimination involves companies that play the name game, judging the desirability of an employee based on the sound or […]

  • What is the EEOC and How Does it Handle Discrimination Charges?

    October 6, 2014

    Any employee experiencing discrimination must know about the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). It’s the agency responsible for enforcing nearly every employment discrimination law on the books. In addition, the EEOC regularly issues regulations and guidelines about employment discrimination laws which have significant impact on the way that courts interpret discrimination cases. The importance of […]

  • Obama’s Executive Order Banning LGBT Workplace Discrimination

    September 29, 2014

    Gay rights has made great strides since 1924 when the Society for Human Rights in Chicago became the earliest known supporter in the United States. Much of that progress has come in the last decade with intense progress in the last two years concerning gay marriage. Another area, workplace discrimination, is set to see much-anticipated […]

  • I Work In a Hostile Work Environment What Can I Do?

    September 22, 2014

    Without a doubt, reporting to a hostile work environment every day can be a grueling ordeal, but it doesn’t have to go on without recourse. Specific employment discrimination laws at both the federal and state level are designed to protect workers from hostile work environments and to give those who work in a hostile work […]

  • 5 Common Causes of Disability Discrimination

    September 15, 2014

    At first, it may seem daunting to pin down the causes of disability discrimination. This particular type of discrimination is seemingly a fixture in modern society, with instances popping up all over the nation, like the recent EEOC case against automaker Ford Motor Company involving a woman who needed to work from home because of […]

  • Wrongful Termination – Statute of Limitations In California

    July 14, 2014

    Legal dictionaries define the statute of limitations as specified time periods allotted for filing certain types of lawsuits. Each type of legal action has a specific time period that must be observed for filing. Beyond this time period, the time for filing a claim passes and the time for filing could expire indefinitely. After the […]

  • I Think I’ve been Wrongfully Terminated. What Should I Do?

    July 7, 2014

    Wrongful termination can devastate families and careers, but it doesn’t have to go unchecked. Federal and state laws are in place to address the complexities of wrongful termination cases and to protect employees who have been treated unfairly. Many employment disputes can be resolved without going to court, but when an employee has been unfairly […]

  • I’m in a Hostile Work Environment. What Should I do?

    June 30, 2014

    Hostile work environments don’t have to be the norm in today’s workplace. Tough civil rights laws were designed to protect workers from harassment and hostility in the workplace and to put employers on notice about the dangers, risks and consequences of allowing such environments to continue. Employees cannot be intimidated or coerced into accepting conditions […]