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  • Shegerian & Associates Founder Calls Weight Watchers Lawsuit a “Classic Case of Pregnancy Discrimination”

    April 24, 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 Michigan based Weight Watchers location settling with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over allegations of pregnancy […]

  • ADA Discrimination in Health Insurance Plans: What You Should Know

    April 21, 2014

    The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is federal law designed to protect individuals with disabilities from unfair treatment both inside and outside the workplace. It’s broad provisions have given disabled workers opportunities to obtain and maintain employment free of unlawful treatment in almost every aspect of employment, including health insurance plans and benefits. […]

  • How to Prove Employment Discrimination Cases

    April 14, 2014

    Proving employment discrimination involves key knowledge of top employment discrimination law and policy. It begins with a claim that discrimination has occurred on the basis of one or more protected categories. These categories have been established to protect historically discriminated groups and to ensure that artificial barriers to employment for these groups are removed. While […]

  • Shegerian & Associates Founder Cites Ventura Corporation Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit as Reminder that Men Can Also be Victimized

    April 10, 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 company that settled with the EEOC out of court over allegations of sexual discrimination. Ventura Corporation, a Puerto […]

  • 9 Prohibited Employment Practices Everyone Should Know

    April 7, 2014

     Forbidden Employment Practices You Need to KnowThe idea of “forbidden” employment practices may seem like a draconian approach to labor law and policy, but the truth is there are some activities at work that are just plain illegal. It might come as no surprise that many prohibited employment practices are related to employment discrimination. This […]

  • Shegerian & Associates Founder Calls Global Horizons Case a “Disturbing Reminder” that Racial Discrimination is Still a Problem

    April 2, 2014

    Carney R. Shegerian, founder of Shegerian & Associates, a Santa Monica-based law firm specializing in employee rights, has issued a statement pertaining to recent news coverage about a federal judge’s determination that Global Horizons, Inc., a Beverly Hills-based farm labor contractor, is liable for harassing, discriminating, and retaliating against hundreds of Thai immigrant workers in […]

  • Shegerian & Associates Founder Cites UNC Student Athlete Literacy Scandal as “Important Warning Against Whistleblower Retaliation”

    March 27, 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 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). In the case, the Government Accountability Project (GAP), a whistleblower watchdog group, claims […]

  • Unconscious Bias: The Benign Mask of Modern Workplace Discrimination

    March 24, 2014

    Employment discrimination need not be blatant to be considered illegal; even subtle instances could lead to a successful claim. That’s what the plaintiff in Marsian v. Springfield Transit Management, Inc., 28 MDLR 29 (2006) found out when she sued Springfield Transit for discrimination on the basis of gender in determining promotions. The Respondent admittedly used […]

  • Promotion Discrimination: Know Your Rights

    March 17, 2014

    The benefits of a promotion can be considerable. Salary increases alone make them worthwhile, but the increase of respect from peers and notoriety within the company are also desirable advantages. Yet, when these positive rewards are not extended to everyone in the workplace fairly, the results can be disastrous. Unfairness in promotions is prohibited under […]

  • California Law and Unpaid Interns: New Legislation in the Works

    March 10, 2014

    A bill to ban sexual harassment in the workplace toward unpaid interns was proposed in California in January. The bill introduced by Assemblywoman Nancy Walker (D-Berkley), will, for the first time, protect unpaid interns from all other types of discrimination at work as well. Special conditions surround the employment of paid and unpaid interns. Interns […]