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How Do You Document Unfair Treatment at Work?

It’s an unfortunate reality that every year in the United States, thousands of people experience unfair treatment, discrimination, and harassment in their workplaces. Unfortunately, these individuals are put in the situation of feeling isolated and targeted in their workplaces due to their protected classes and face the additional challenge of uncertainty when it comes to securing the evidence they need to prove the extent of the mistreatment they’ve experienced. Proving unfair treatment in the workplace is often complex, and direct evidence may not be readily available. When an employer knowingly treats some employees differently than others due to their

2021-11-12T17:41:29+00:00November 10th, 2021|

Is It Hard to Prove Discrimination at Work?

Workplace discrimination is an unfortunate reality across the United States. Every year, thousands of people in California and every other state experience various forms of workplace discrimination. Unfortunately, most of them are unaware of the legal protections to address discrimination when it occurs. Worse still, many people who experience workplace discrimination do not know how to prove when these incidents happen, as the physical evidence that might be used to substantiate a claim of workplace discrimination may be difficult to identify. If you’re wondering if it is hard to prove discrimination at work, the answer is, unfortunately, yes; many

2021-11-12T17:37:41+00:00November 10th, 2021|

Can I Sue My Employer for Stress and Anxiety?

Virtually every type of work involves some form of stress, and it is natural for employees across every industry to experience various levels of anxiety related to their jobs. Work involving physical labor causes stress to the body, and many office positions involve a great deal of day-to-day pressure when it comes to addressing issues and communicating about company goals. While it is normal to experience some stress and anxiety at work, at a certain point these factors can reach unreasonable levels. Are you wondering, “can I sue my employer for stress and anxiety?” The answer is yes, under

2021-10-15T13:11:06+00:00October 13th, 2021|

What Are the Signs of a Toxic Workplace?

Every day, millions of Americans deal with stress from work, and unfortunately, many of them struggle with completely preventable stress caused by toxicity in their workplaces. It’s common for people to face toxic attitudes from coworkers, supervisors, and even their working environments. Eventually, a toxic atmosphere will influence productivity and inter-workplace dynamics, affecting everyone in the workplace on some level. Some people deal with these conditions for years before they realize the toll toxicity has taken on them. Constant toxicity at work is not good for anyone involved. Employees will not feel valued, supervisors and managers will struggle to

2021-10-15T13:10:03+00:00October 12th, 2021|

Which Laws Protect Employees From Job Discrimination?

Despite sweeping cultural shifts in the last few years, inequity in the workplace continues to exist. Discrimination is still a major issue throughout the United States, and it is a concern that the government takes quite seriously—legally speaking, at least. Although few workers are familiar with the technicalities, several critical anti-discrimination laws are actually intended to protect employees from all kinds of discriminatory behavior. Thanks to laws enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), federal agencies are not legally allowed to discriminate against employees based upon characteristics such as race, sex, age, color, national origin, pregnancy, and

2021-10-27T13:59:35+00:00October 1st, 2021|

How Do You Fight Discrimination at Work?

Being discriminated against for any reason cultivates one of the most challenging conditions someone can face in the workplace. When an individual suspects that they’re experiencing workplace discrimination, it can be difficult to decide how to proceed. For example, they might worry that the discrimination will be difficult to prove, even if its existence seems quite apparent to them. Or, they might not know where to turn to begin resolving the issue. Is it possible to successfully fight discrimination in the workplace? The answer to that question, of course, is a resounding “yes.” No employee should feel obligated to put

2021-10-27T13:54:45+00:00October 1st, 2021|

What Happens If An Employee Works Unauthorized Overtime?

Being an employer is challenging. There are a lot of rules and regulations to follow and strict consequences if you fail to do so. It can feel extremely confusing to traverse the strict laws surrounding employment. One area that is especially strict and leaves no room for error is overtime pay. Overtime is a facet of wage law, and violations in this arena can mean wage theft claims and potential legal action. Of course, as an employer, you would like to avoid such a situation and ensure that you are paying your employees correctly. However, employees can be hard

2021-09-23T22:19:26+00:00September 4th, 2021|

Can You Sue For Not Getting Paid Overtime?

When you clock into work, you are entering an agreement with your employer that your labor will be exchanged for money. No matter your field, the rigor of your job, or the type of workplace, this is the essence of employment.Usually, this exchange is fairly standard, and both parties honor their end of the bargain. Unfortunately, in some cases, one side does not uphold their end of this agreement, and legal action needs to be taken. One such occurrence is an employer’s failure to pay overtime wages. There are strict laws about how many hours you can work, and if

2021-09-23T22:13:36+00:00September 4th, 2021|

What Are The Four Types of Discrimination In The Workplace?

No person deserves to feel unsafe or unwelcome in their place of employment—whether due to racial discrimination, instances of sexual harassment, or unsavory practices. Unfortunately, employment and workplace discrimination continues to occur on a regular basis, with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) receiving 67,448 complaints in 2020 alone. When combined with state and local complaints—as well as the numerous incidents that remain unreported—it is clear that fighting workplace discrimination is an ongoing battle. Are you concerned that you, someone close to you, or even a coworker have been experiencing workplace discrimination, but are unsure what qualifies? Continue

2021-08-05T13:04:59+00:00July 9th, 2021|

Can You Sue If You Get Fired While Pregnant?

Being pregnant is a joyful time. As your family expands, your body begins to expand as well to accommodate your newest family member. At some point, it will be time to tell people outside your inner circle that you are expecting a child. The response will likely be overwhelmingly positive as you spread the news, and most people will surely wish you well. Unfortunately, this is not always the case when it comes to employers. Some bosses and managers are less than thrilled to find that an employee is pregnant and will be owed maternity leave and extra accommodation

2021-06-03T12:05:05+00:00April 25th, 2021|
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