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What Is Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment?

Posted on: June 16, 2020

Quid pro quo means “something for something” Sexual harassment can occur in many different ways in a work environment. For example, a woman may be subjected to a hostile work environment if her male coworkers put of pictures of naked or near-nude women around their shared workspace and make lewd jokes about sex and women […] read more →


How to Get Back on Disability After a Change in Your Health

Posted on: June 10, 2020

You may even qualify for expedited reinstatement of your benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are available for individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. To qualify, you must have paid into the system and your disability must be expected to last for 12 months or longer, or to be terminal. […] read more →


How Can I File A Discrimination Complaint in California?

Posted on: June 4, 2020

You must file a complaint with DFEH or the EEOC before filing a lawsuit. Under both federal and California law, employers are forbidden from engaging in illegal discrimination. California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) provides broader protections than federal law, and generally applies to employers with 5 or more employees. As a California employment […] read more →


What Are Common Illegal Reasons to Be Fired?

Posted on: May 26, 2020

Wrongful termination can happen in a number of ways. Under California law, most employees are considered at-will. In general terms, this means that employees can leave their jobs whenever they want, and employers can fire these same employees for any reason…unless reason happens to be illegal under state or federal law. Too often, employees are […] read more →


Mistakes to Avoid in Filing for SSDI Benefits

Posted on: May 19, 2020

These errors may lead to a denial of your application. If you are unable to work due to a disability, then you may be considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, or SSDI. These benefits are offered through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Individuals who meet certain criteria, including having paid into the system and […] read more →


New Executive Order Makes It Easier to Get Workers’ Compensation for COVID-19

Posted on: May 15, 2020

Employees who meet the criteria will no longer have to prove that they contracted coronavirus at work. As coronavirus sweeps across the nation, millions of Americans have switched to working remotely. Yet for many employees who have been deemed “essential,” this simply isn’t an option, as their work requires them to be at their job […] read more →


Real World Examples of Employment Discrimination

Posted on: May 12, 2020

Discrimination can take many forms — and may be the basis of a lawsuit. Discriminating against employees because of who they are — their race, gender, religion, or other characteristics — is illegal under both federal and state law. Yet all too often, workers face discrimination, such as being fired, not being promoted, or even […] read more →


What Is Failure to Promote?

Posted on: May 5, 2020

Refusing to promote an employee for an illegal reason is against the law. Mark has been working for his boss for 10 years. During that time, he has never gotten a promotion, while other, less qualified, employees are promoted time and time again. Mark is one of the few black employees at his company, and […] read more →


California Workers’ Compensation and COVID-19

Posted on: April 28, 2020

What you need to know about eligibility for benefits during the pandemic Across California, millions of people are working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But many others have no choice but to go to work at their regular job site. Essential workers are exempt from the governor’s shelter-in-place order. First responders, […] read more →


What Laws Protect You If You Are Working From Home?

Posted on: April 27, 2020

California labor laws still apply to working from home. In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a shelter-in-place order for all Californians. Under this order, residents should remain at home except to go to work at an essential business, secure necessities, or get exercise outdoors. Even before this order was issued, […] read more →


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