Discrimination Articles

Helpful Legal Guides Explaining Discrimination-Related Topics

Pregnancy Discrimination Laws in the California Workplace

California law provides important protections for employees and job applicants who are either pregnant or are new mothers. This article examines those protections.

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The 5 Most Common Illegal Reasons to Be Fired in California

Although employers can usually fire employees for any lawful reason, they can’t do so when it breaks one of California's laws. This article explores five of the most common violations that employers commit when terminating their employees.

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Discrimination Laws in the California Workplace

Many employees have a right to be free from workplace discrimination. This article explains the scope of California's anti-discrimination laws.

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How to File a Work Discrimination Complaint with California’s DFEH

California law permits employees to pursue workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims by filing a complaint with the DFEH. This article explores that process.

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Lactation Break Law in California: The Right to Pump at Work

Nursing mothers have important legal rights in California workplaces. Here, one of our attorneys provides a simple overview of those rights.

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Age Discrimination Laws in the California Workplace

Age discrimination occurs when an employee or job applicant over the age of 40 receives less favorable treatment because of their age. In many cases, employers in California are prohibited by law from engaging in age discrimination. This article explains the legal protections employees over the age of 40 can enjoy in California.

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Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) Law in California

In California, there are generally two types of maternity leave a woman can take: pregnancy disability leave (PDL) and baby bonding leave. This article takes a closer look at PDL, its requirements, and how women can use it during and after their pregnancy.

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Wrongful Termination Law in California

Wrongful termination happens when an employment relationship is ended by an employer in violation of the employee’s legal rights. This article explains the important limits that California law places on an employer's ability to terminate their employees.

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The Legal Definition of “Sexual Harassment” in California

In California, "sexual harassment" can be understood as inappropriate conduct that is motivated by certain unlawful reasons, like sex or gender. This article explores the details of this definition under California law

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