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  • I’m Being Harassed At Work. What Should I Do?

    June 23, 2014

    No feeling can be worse than facing a work situation involving daily or frequent harassment. This situation is covered in employment law with provision addressing workplace harassment and hostile environment laws meant to protect workers for such environments. These laws are based on a legal requirement that United States workplaces be discrimination and harassment free. […]

  • Religious Institutions and Employment Discrimination: What You Should Know Now

    June 16, 2014

    Employment discrimination at religious institutions can take on a number of forms – not all of them illegal. Many times, the discrimination is rooted in beliefs about observing specific religious doctrines over and above social norms and developments. For instance, a current hot button issue is the refusal to hire homosexual and transgender individuals within […]

  • President Solicits Help From Big Businesses to End Unemployed Discrimination

    June 2, 2014

    President Obama has solicited the assistance of big business to address growing concerns about the plight of the long-term unemployed. The group is experiencing discrimination in record amounts. With nearly 4 million Americans dealing with long-term joblessness, unemployed discrimination could have a significant impact on the American labor force. Recently, the President hosted a gathering […]

  • Understanding California Labor Laws

    May 28, 2014

    California labor law is a complex system of regulations governing the affairs, rights and obligations of over 18 million wage workers and their employers throughout the state. Labor law is outlined in the California Labor Code. Authority begins with the governor’s office where Governor Edmund Brown presides over his cabinet, of which the Labor and […]

  • 2013 EEOC Litigation Reports: Key Facts

    May 26, 2014

    Every year, the EEOC releases its enforcement and litigation report outlining statistics about the previous year’s anti-employment discrimination progress. This report is key for employees and litigators seeking more information about trends in the employment litigation realm. It covers an EEOC fiscal year, which runs from October 1 to September 30.  This year’s report, released […]

  • EEOC Settles First Systemic GINA Suit for $370,000

    May 19, 2014

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has settled its first systematic Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) lawsuit. The settlement represents the third lawsuit filed under GINA since its enactment in 2008, but it is the first to tackle widespread employment discrimination based on genetic information. The case involved Founders Pavilion, Inc., a New York nursing […]

  • How to Find a Wrongful Termination Lawyer in Los Angeles

    May 14, 2014

    If the thought of choosing the right lawyer for your wrongful termination suit makes you stressed and anxious, you’re not alone. Many individuals have experienced the pressures involved in selecting a competent attorney, often without much information to go on. In fact, there are a number of factors to consider before hiring an attorney, and […]

  • Exploring Family Responsibility Discrimination: Know Your Rights

    May 12, 2014

    Family responsibility discrimination (FRD) is quickly making a name for itself in the ever-evolving realm of employment law. A new report by the Worklife Group of UC Hastings College of Law says that FRD claims climbed 400% from 2000 to 2010 and numbers could rise as employers continue to exercise common stereotypes and assumptions about […]

  • Shegerian & Associates Founder Points to UCLA Medical Center Case as “Important Warning Against Whistleblower Retaliation”

    May 6, 2014

    Carney R. Shegerian, founder of Shegerian & Associates , a Santa Monica-based law firm specializing in employee rights, has issued a statement aimed at all employees and employers in light of a recent high profile case concerning a whistleblower surgeon and UCLA Medical Center. In the case, Robert Pedowitz, M.D. alleged he was asked to […]

  • Exploring the Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2014

    May 5, 2014

    Amidst all the buzz about a growing bias against the unemployed across the nation, legislators have introduced a new bill to combat this form of employment discrimination. The Fair Employment Opportunity Act (FEOA) was introduced on January 29, 2014 in the chambers of Representative Rosa De Lauro (D-CT), Senator Richard Bloomenthal (D-CT) and Representative Hank […]