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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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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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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