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California Age Discrimination Claims Are on the Rise

Posted on: October 20, 2018

20% of all complaints made to the state involved claims of age discrimination. In 2013, the California Legislature authorized the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) to file lawsuits under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, California’s expansive anti-discrimination law. In the last year, the DFEH started a new process, with the goal […] read more →

National Retailers Selling Jewelry Containing Dangerous Metal Cadmium

Posted on: October 15, 2018

The metal is known to cause cancer, kidney damage, and reproductive problems. A new study from the Center for Environment Health (CEH) has revealed something scary: a toxic metal has been found in jewelry sold in national retail stores such as Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya. The metal, cadmium, has been linked to cancer, kidney […] read more →

What to Do If You Are Harassed or Threatened at Work

Posted on: October 10, 2018

Walking out might lead to claims that you quit your job. If you are being mistreated at work, it is more than understandable that one day, you may simply say “enough” and leave. This is particularly true if you are being sexually harassed, threatened, or verbally abused based on your race or ethnicity. Yet doing […] read more →

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Car Accidents at Work?

Posted on: October 5, 2018

If you were performing work-related duties when the accident occurred, it will likely be covered by workers’ compensation. In 2016, the most common type of fatal work accident were transportation-related. That is according to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, which reported that these types of accidents accounted for a full […] read more →

Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits If You Have a Mental Health Condition

Posted on: September 30, 2018

Presenting the proper information can help increase the likelihood that your claim is approved. As understanding, awareness and acceptance of mental health conditions in our society continues to grow, more applicants are requesting Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits on the basis of their mental health diagnosis. This may be for a condition such as anxiety, […] read more →

Three Common Elder Abuse Myths

Posted on: September 28, 2018

Understanding the truth about elder abuse can help you stay alert to the signs and symptoms. Many people believe that elder abuse is something that happens to other people’s families. They may mistakenly believe that it only occurs in low quality nursing homes, or that their loved one isn’t vulnerable to it for a wide […] read more →

How Can You Prove Weight Discrimination?

Posted on: September 27, 2018

Here is how you may be able to prove that you have been discriminated against on the basis of your weight. According to the American Medical Association, obesity is a disease. While being overweight might not always be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities (ADA), in some situations, if a person is deemed […] read more →

California Employment Laws: Can My Boss Pay Me Late?

Posted on: September 20, 2018

California law requires most employees to be paid at least twice a month. Most people have been in the situation of waiting anxiously for their next paycheck. Whether you need it to cover your bills, your rent, or some other expense, knowing that you will be paid soon can relieve a significant amount of stress […] read more →

Why You Need an Employment Lawyer

Posted on: September 10, 2018

An employment lawyer can protect your rights. If you have experienced some sort of wrongful conduct at work, such as harassment, retaliation or discrimination, you may think that you know what to do next after a quick google search. It often seems simple — file a complaint here, check a few boxes, and you’re done. […] read more →

What to Expect at a California Workers’ Compensation Hearing

Posted on: September 4, 2018

Both sides have a chance to present evidence, including testimony. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system of insurance designed to ensure that employees who are hurt or develop an illness on the job are fairly compensated. The idea behind this system is that workers who are hurt do not have to prove that anyone was […] read more →

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