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The EEOC, California DFEH, and the Right to Sue

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, also known as the EEOC, is a federal agency that enforces federal laws against discriminating against a job applicant or employee due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the DFEH, is California’s agency responsible for enforcing state laws […]
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What Legal Protections Are Available to Employees who Use Medical Marijuana in California?

Does California offer any legal protections to employees who use medical marijuana? The answer is: it's complicated. California is now one of a handful of states that have legalized marijuana for medical use (the first state to do so in this instance) and recreational users. The laws in California for employees who use medical marijuana, although […]
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What to do When Your Employer Is on a Mission to Sabotage Your Job Hunt

You have been working hard to find a new job, but at the same time, your current or ex-employer is working diligently to get in the way. You’re wondering, "well, what can I do"? That depends on the particulars surrounding your situation and potential case. What can your current or ex-employer say to your prospective […]
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The Economic Cost of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Workplace sexual harassment imposes severe consequences outside of the courtroom. Its impact is far-reaching and affects victims, perpetrators, bystanders, employers, and government agencies. The actual economic costs of workplace sexual harassment are hard to quantify because there are direct and indirect expenses. Some expenses include lost productivity, healthcare, investigations, and litigation. In a 2015, the […]
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