Genetic discrimination occurs when an employer uses the results of a genetic test to deny employment or health coverage to those whose results identify increased risk of a certain disorder or disease. Under California law, genetic information is defined as the individual’s genetic tests, the tests of a family member, or a disease experienced by … Continue reading
Workers rights are vital to fight back against employers guilty of wage theft, harassment, discrimination, bullying and other unlawful tactics.
Federal laws protect employees countrywide in almost all private enterprises. On the state level, California has more employee protection laws than almost any other state. These laws allow employees to have rights when treated unfairly in the workplace. They also allow for employees to work together to address problems with the workplace, like increasing pay … Continue reading
Layoffs are a tough time for an employee for a number of reasons. Not only are you now out of work, you were also fired for reasons that you had no control over, which is mentally taxing. Unfortunately, employers can fire employees for any reason that is not covered by laws. While layoffs are not … Continue reading
Whether an employee is entitled to overtime pay under federal and California law may depend on a number of factors. The overarching question is whether the employee is classified as exempt or non-exempt. However, some employers misclassify employees to avoid paying overtime wages. In this video, Los Angeles employment attorney Doug Silverstein explains what constitutes … Continue reading
Women are targeted with pregnancy discrimination for several reasons. For example, an employer may demote or fire a pregnant employee on the assumption she will ask for maternity leave. Employers also discriminate against pregnant women for needing medical leave or reasonable accommodations to perform job duties. Pregnancy may cause temporary disability for some women. This … Continue reading