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  • COVID-19 Employee Rights: What You Need to Know

    October 6, 2021

    Regardless of industry, the pandemic has changed the way people work. While some have shifted to remote set-ups, unfortunately, many lost their jobs, too. In addition, although the pandemic brought about an economic crisis, it also gave rise to a severe stigma on employees who have or may have COVID-19. Aside from the many disastrous […]

  • Health Discrimination? The Effect of COVID-19 in the Workplace

    September 28, 2021

    More than a year has passed since SARS-CoV-2 was officially declared a pandemic. As the virus spread like wildfire, schools were forced to conduct online classes, employees were required to work from home, and public establishments have been called to shut down.  While governments and other relevant agencies have found ways to mitigate the spread, […]

  • Black Lives Matter: How a Movement Is Changing Corporate America

    September 21, 2021

    Following George Floyd’s death, racial injustice became a worldwide concern, with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement exploding on social media. The incident has shed light on the reality of racism that’s still widespread across America despite calls for equality.   The struggle for racial equality advanced by BLM is deeply rooted in history, with African […]

  • Underpaid and Overworked? Here’s What You Should Do

    May 27, 2021

    As an employee, one thing you really value from having a job is receiving a salary that serves as a consistent source of income for your expenses. However, it can be discouraging when you notice that you are actually underpaid and overworked. You may have grown with the company, like its work culture, and have […]

  • Disability Discrimination in the Workplace: What Is It and How to Stop It?

    May 25, 2021

    It’s unfortunate that the workplace can be an avenue for all sorts of discrimination. Millions of employees still deal with offensive remarks, unfair labor practices, and even physical abuse from their superiors and colleagues. While the collective effort may have shed light on these issues, there’s no ignoring the fact that we still have a […]

  • $6M Verdict Martinez vs Rite Aid Unlawful Termination

    May 21, 2021

    Unlawful Termination: $6M Verdict, Martinez vs. Rite AidAs an experienced wrongful termination Los Angeles firm, Shegerian & Associates recently won a $6.0 million verdict against Rite Aid. Maria Martinez, a former long-term employee of Rite Aid, filed the lawsuit after she was terminated after taking a medical leave of absence for a serious health condition […]

  • Gender in the Workplace: 8 Identities You Need to Know

    May 19, 2021

    It’s amazing to see that people from all walks of life have joined the fight against gender inequality. Society has slowly let go of past prejudices towards the LGBTQ+ community and has become more aware of the issues they face. But despite how the world has progressed, there’s still much work to do, especially in […]

  • 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 […]