2019 - Shegerian Law
  • Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

    December 2, 2019

    In 2018, there were 2,790 complaints of pregnancy discrimination filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and $16.6 million in monetary benefits were paid out with these claims. Even though workplace discrimination is usually thought of as being is associated with age, sex, race, or even religion, people who are pregnant are also commonly […]

  • Gender Discrimination in the Workplace: The Laws and What to Do

    December 2, 2019

    California’s employment laws protect workers of all genders from workplace discrimination. Discrimination takes many more forms than simply hiring and firing decisions — you may be a victim of discrimination if you’ve been treated less favorably in any way due to your gender or gender expression. Gender Discrimination Laws in California Both federal and state […]

  • What You Need to Know About Disability Discrimination

    November 10, 2019

    If you have suffered an injury that lead to permanent disability, you may fear discrimination by employers. Luckily, there are laws to protect people with disabilities against discrimination. If you want to better protect your rights, learn more about disability discrimination. What Is Disability Discrimination? Some people with certain disabilities can no longer perform certain […]

  • What to Know About a Hostile Work Environment

    October 31, 2019

    Not everyone loves their job, but even if you adore what you do, a hostile work environment can make you hate going to work. Whenever you put a group of people together, there will be conflicts. But in a professional setting, conflicts should be kept to a minimum, and hostility should be ended immediately. If […]

  • 4 Signs for Women of Workplace Sexual Harassment

    October 17, 2019

    You love your new job and anticipate a successful, fulfilling career in your field. If you follow the news, you’re probably aware of the possibility of sexual harassment in the workplace, but you figure this type of discrimination only happens to a different category of women other than yourself. Multiple surveys reveal that over 80 […]

  • 4 Signs of Workplace Age Discrimination

    October 17, 2019

    Age discrimination is illegal across the nation. In some cases, people can experience the negativity of age discrimination without realizing it or knowing what they can do about it. Some acts of discrimination happen subtly while some others occur blatantly. Here are some signs of age discrimination to look out for as noted by Los […]

  • Burbank Unified School District Renews Contract With Family Services Agency of Burbank

    August 31, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Burbank Unified School District, (“BUSD”), has renewed its contract with mental health services provider Family Services Agency of Burbank. The news comes after Sunita Batra, who served as Director of Special Education at BUSD, filed a lawsuit against the District for wrongful termination. Batra is […]

  • Shegerian & Associates: Activision Blizzard Pregnancy Apps Sharing Employee Data With Employers

    August 30, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, April 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Activision Blizzard is now facing scrutiny after it was discovered the company paid pregnant employees for access to the data from their Ovia Health app. Ovia Health provides a suite of apps for family planning and wellness. With the app Ovia, users input their personal […]

  • EEOC Finds Sexual Harassment Claims on the Rise

    August 29, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — According to data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, there was a significant increase in sexual harassment charges of discrimination during 2018. The data shows that retaliation continues to be the most frequently filed charge with the agency. However, there was a 13.6% increase […]