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  • 5 Ways to Address Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    March 3, 2014

    Sexual harassment is governed by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII prohibits discrimination based on several protected categories including, color, race and most importantly gender. The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC)enforces Title VII and handles investigations into sexual harassment charges filed by employees. In addition, most state law covers sexual […]

  • 66-year-old man awarded $26 million in age discrimination lawsuit against Staples

    February 27, 2014

    In what an attorney says is the largest award of its kind in Los Angeles legal history, a 66-year-old man was awarded $26 million by a jury that found he was discriminated against and harassed based upon his age by his supervising managers at Staples. A Los Angeles Superior Court jury deliberated for parts of […]

  • Discrimination by Association: The Broad Reach of Employment Discrimination Cases

    February 24, 2014

    Many familiar with the employment discrimination landscape already know that American citizens are protected from discrimination based on age, race, religion, national origin, color and disability under federal and state law. Employment discrimination laws about association discrimination, however, may be lesser known. Association discrimination describes discrimination from an employer directed towards an employee associated with […]

  • Shegerian & Associates Founder Applauds Proposed Bill Targeting Caregiver Discrimination in California

    February 21, 2014

    Carney R. Shegerian, founder of GotFired.com and Shegerian & Associates, a Santa Monica-based law firm specializing in employee rights, has issued a statement commending California legislators working to pass a bill aimed at preventing discrimination against workers who are caregivers to children or other family members. In a time when many people are raising children […]

  • New Protected Class: Veterans Added to the California FEHA

    February 17, 2014

    For active members of the military and veterans, finding and maintaining employment can be difficult. Employers, knowing that active members could be called in for duty at any time may be reluctant to hire and veterans face similar hardships from employers due to social stigmas and high unemployment rates. This is why California recently took […]

  • Sexual Harassment and Sexual Desire: California’s New Edition to the Labor Code

    February 3, 2014

    California has amended its Labor Code to include greater protections for employees from sexual harassment in the workplace. The amendment comes as a result of a need for clarity about the  same-sex sexual harassment many employees experience on the job. Whereas times past have seen sexual harassment claims based mostly on behavior between men and […]

  • Carney Shegerian featured on IdeaMensch

    January 20, 2014

    I practice what I preach and surround myself with an outstanding supporting team. Since launching Shegerian & Associates over a decade ago, Carney Shegerian has developed a reputation as “The People’s Attorney” ‐ fighting passionately for the rights of his employee clients, and compassionately explaining the process as each client navigates through his or her […]

  • Shegerian & Associates Founder Cites Oracle Case as “Classic Whistleblower Scenario”

    January 16, 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 in light of the current news coverage surrounding Oracle being sued by its former sales executive. In his statement, Shegerian states that while all the facts are still yet to […]

  • New Laws: What to Expect in California Employment Discrimination Law in 2014

    January 16, 2014

    A number of new bills and amendments to California law introduced last year took effect on January 1 of the new year. Some, like the minimum wage increase, have received a hefty amount of media attention and deal specifically with the conditions of employment. For instance, the “recovery period” provisions of SB 435 require employers […]