Pregnant During COVID-19 – Know Your Rights

2020 has been one of the most uncertain times. Finding ways to live through this pandemic has been especially difficult because not much is known about COVID-19. Even less is known about its effects on pregnant women. Luckily, if you are pregnant and working during this time, the law affords you certain rights. Below is […]
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Laws That Protect Women in the Workplace

Women’s rights in the workplace have come a long way, thanks to several federal law established to ensure and protect those rights. Learn more about these important federal laws that protect women in the workplace. The Equal Pay Act The Equal Pay Act (EPA) prohibits employers from discriminating against a female employee based on their […]
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Protections for LGBT Workers

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the workplace because of an individual’s sex, and as the U.S. has moved to include more and more protections for LGBT workers, courts have found that this federal law protects individuals from discrimination due to their sexual orientation and gender identity. Learn more about the […]
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Practices to Respond to Sexual Harassment Claims in Lower-Paid Jobs

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a type of employment discrimination that is illegal and violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Additionally, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) also has regulations that prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. If you are an employer and […]
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Ways Women Can Build Leadership Presence in the Workplace

In some cases, women have roadblocks in the workplace which can limit their ability to receive recognition for their work, translating into lower salaries or loss of promotions. The following are ways that women can build leadership presence in the workplace. Non-Verbal Signs There are several non-verbal cues that can appear weak or submissive, and […]
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Top 5 Warning Signs of Sexual Harassment In the Workplace

You have the legal right to be free from sexual harassment in the workplace, and the State of California has both federal and state laws that prohibit any type of sexual harassment, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the California Constitution. While sexual […]
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Sexual Harassment and Gender-Based Rumors

When do rumors in the workplace rise to the level of sexual harassment? When an employee receives a promotion, the water cooler talk may turn to the fact that she received the position due to a sexual relationship with her boss. In other cases, a worker may not conform to generally accepted gender standards, creating […]
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Same-Sex Sexual Harassment at Work

The stereotypical image of sexual harassment at work is when a man sexually harasses a woman. However, same-sex sexual harassment of both genders is also common in the workplace as well. If you are the victim of same-sex sexual harassment in your place of employment, you have the same legal rights under federal and state […]
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What You Should Know About Pregnancy Light Duty Rules

Under federal law, as a pregnant woman working for an employer who has over 15 employees, you have protections under pregnancy-based harassment and discrimination laws in your workplace. You have the legal right to request and receive adjustments to your work duties that will allow you to still perform your job without jeopardizing your health. […]
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Obesity and Employment Discrimination

Statistics show that one-third of Americans are officially obese, as defined by the body mass index charts. In fact, almost 40 percent of Americans meet the definition of obesity. While protections exist for other types of discrimination, no specific federal law exists to protect employees from discrimination based on their weight. What is Weight Discrimination? […]
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