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Another Federal Court Finds in Favor of Protection for Sexual Orientation

Posted on: December 28, 2018

More courts are holding that sexual orientation is a protected characteristic under federal civil rights law.  Generally, employees in the United States are at-will. This means that unless that they have an employment contract, they can be fired for any non-illegal reason. For example, your boss could fire you simply because he dislikes the way […] read more →


UCLA Doctor wins $13 Million Sex Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

Posted on: December 26, 2018

The hospital targeted the doctor with audits and suspended her research privileges after she filed a complaint. If you have made it through medical school and residency, you have achieved a high level of success. You probably don’t think that you will have to worry about being treated poorly by your colleagues and your employer […] read more →


Google Employees Stage Walkout Over Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

Posted on: December 24, 2018

The walkout comes on the heels of the #MeToo movement. On November 1, 2018, more than 20,000 Google employees walked out of their workplace. It was not a company-wide fire drill. Instead, it was a protest of the way that the company handles sexual harassment complaints — and what employees say is systemic discrimination. The […] read more →


What Can You Do If Your Child Has Been a Victim of Bullying at School

Posted on: December 21, 2018

Putting the school on notice of your concerns is a crucial first step. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, bullying occurs when there is unwanted aggressive behavior between school-aged children. This behavior can be physical, verbal, psychological or electronic. Bullying must include an imbalance of power, such as physical strength, access […] read more →


Multi-National Law Firm Accused of Years of Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination

Posted on: December 17, 2018

Several attorneys accuse partners at K&L Gates’ Pittsburgh office of sexual harassment, assault and gender discrimination When most people consider the likely perpetrators of sexual harassment, assault and gender discrimination, they probably do not consider lawyers at a white shoe law firm. After all, if anyone knows better than to sexually harass their subordinates or […] read more →


New Jersey Surgery Center May Have Exposed 3,000 Patients to Infection

Posted on: December 11, 2018

The center failed to properly sterilize its equipment, among other failures. When you go to the hospital or to a surgical center for a procedure, you expect that everything will be relatively straightforward — and safe. After all, in the United States, there are a number of regulatory bodies that govern medical facilities, the doctors […] read more →


Can You Be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Posted on: November 30, 2018

Employers are prohibited from terminating an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If you are hurt or develop an illness at work, you may be entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides no-fault coverage for employees who are injured or become ill at work. But […] read more →


What Are You Entitled To When You Leave Your Job in California?

Posted on: November 29, 2018

If your employer does not comply, you may be entitled to recover damages. We have all been there: leaving a job for any number of reasons, and waiting impatiently for our final paycheck and other paperwork. Many workers have been in a situation where their employers are all too eager to get back their own […] read more →


Is the Weedkiller Roundup Linked to Cancer?

Posted on: November 26, 2018

The result of one lawsuit may lead to major changes in how the product is manufactured. Roundup is the most popular herbicide, or weedkiller. If you look in your garage or basement, you might even have a bottle or two stashed for when you need to get rid of some weeds poking up in the […] read more →


Does Federal Law Protect Transgender Employees?

Posted on: November 25, 2018

The EEOC and DOJ filed opposing briefs before the Supreme Court in a recent case. On most legal issues, the federal government generally presents a united front. It is unusual for one agency to oppose another in a legal proceeding — yet that is exactly what happened in a recent case, raising the question of […] read more →


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