Manuela Varela, Author at Shegerian Law - Page 5 of 30
  • Understanding the Employment Contract: Your Protection from Employer Misbehavior

    April 29, 2021

    Just landed a new job? That’s great news! As you take a leap in your career, it’s normal to feel excited about the rewards and opportunities that will come your way. Whether you’re entering as a fresh hire or being promoted in your organization, you’ll need to read the fine print of your contract before […]

  • How the Law Can Help Employees Break the Glass Ceiling in the Workplace

    April 15, 2021

    Imagine working in a place where you have to keep ideas to yourself for fear of sounding too forward, too bold, or just downright crazy. You are always walking on eggshells because higher-ups have stringent rules that sometimes do not make sense. Maybe you have a coworker who is taunted regularly for being a devout […]

  • Whistleblowing: How Can the Law Protect You?

    April 14, 2021

    Whistleblowing can happen everywhere—in politics, sports, entertainment, and even in businesses or workplaces—which is a good first step in putting a stop to undesirable, dangerous, or harmful behavior within communities or organizations. Blowing the whistle on someone is about making things right, but it’s not as easy as it seems. If you know that some […]

  • 6 Forms of Religious Discrimination at Work (And How to Address Them)

    February 1, 2021

    Different religions have been in existence for centuries, but truthfully, some people used to not be as accepting of faiths other than their own. Fortunately, today, more and more people are acknowledging these religions. This positive development in accepting others’ choices to practice or not practice a belief is always welcome and appreciated. However, unfortunate […]

  • Hostile Workplace: How to Know You’re in One and What You Can Do About It

    January 27, 2021

    It’s common for work to become challenging and stressful, regardless of industry. However, if you start dreading the job because of how your boss or colleagues treat you and others, it could mean something is wrong. You might be working in a hostile work environment.What exactly does a hostile work environment mean? What are the […]

  • Age Discrimination: What Can You Do About It?

    January 19, 2021

     Ideally, workplaces must offer equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of cultural background, gender, religion, race, and age. Unfortunately, while it is ideal, this isn’t always the case. There are different injustices employees may experience, such as racial, religious, and, of course, age discrimination. Age discrimination, also known as ageism, can happen in someone’s everyday life, especially […]

  • Got Laid Off or Furloughed? Here Are Your Legal Rights

    September 16, 2020

    Regardless of the circumstances, losing your job is never a good thing. However, the landscape of business operations has been shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic.  With businesses shutting down or rapidly downsizing to better brace for losses, the number of unemployed workers continues to rise. To date, 22 million Americans had lost their jobs, with […]

  • Workplace Sexual Harassment: Fast Facts and Stats You Need to Know

    September 16, 2020

    It’s an employer’s responsibility to protect their employees, so they have a safe environment to focus on their work. However, not all workspaces are free from danger.The rise of the #MeToo movement uncovered the daily struggles of workers of all types. It brought global awareness about sexual harassment in the workplace, encouraging victims to come […]

  • Here Are Your Next Steps When You Are Racially Discriminated at Work

    September 15, 2020

    The presence of racial discrimination is, unfortunately, still felt today in everyday life, even in the workplace. While you may be able to recognize more apparent cases of discrimination, there are many subtle instances where it can fly past your radar, leaving you confused about what to feel or do next. In an ideal world, […]

  • Your Workplace Rights if You Are a Domestic Violence Victim

    March 12, 2020

    In California and New York, if you are a victim of domestic violence and stalking, then your employer cannot discriminate against you. You are afforded certain rights so that you can both take care of your situation and be protected from the perpetrator. Here is more information about your rights as a domestic violence victim […]