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Gender pay gap and salary transparency

Any California worker who has been on the job hunt knows that it is not always easy to negotiate starting pay. For women, who are often socialized to be less demanding, their gender can work against them in these negotiations, which can impact long-term earning potential. In a current lawsuit against Google alleging that the company pays women less than men, these issues are in play.

New and proposed laws to end transgender discrimination

California businesses will need to begin complying with new state regulations that help to protect transgender and non-gender conforming employees in the workplace. July 1 marks the beginning of new regulations from the Department of Fair Employment & Housing taking effect.

A look at national origin discrimination

Sadly, employees who work in all sorts of fields continue to face discrimination on a regular basis. Sometimes, they are unlawfully discriminated against based on their age, gender or race. However, there are other forms of discrimination that may not always receive as much attention, such as national origin discrimination. In Los Angeles, and all throughout California, it is pivotal for employees who witness illegal discrimination or believe they have experienced discrimination firsthand to address the situation right away.

Is your employer discriminating against you due to a disability?

Living with a disability is difficult. Basic tasks like dressing or commuting to work can be much harder. That doesn't mean that you are any less qualified for your job than non-disabled co-workers. All too often, however, employers choose to discriminate against workers who have disabilities. This discrimination can take many forms. In some cases, an employer will simply choose not to hire someone with visible disabilities after learning about them. In other cases, an employer may intentionally pay a disabled worker less for the same job when compared with other coworkers.

Wage transparency: Know your rights

Although women have made many strides in business in decades past, NBC News reports that in California, women on average make 89 cents for every dollar a man earns in the same job. This discrepancy is the lowest in the nation, but that does not make it fair to pay a woman less than a man for the same work. Fighting against the gender pay gap is no simple task, and discrimination can be hard to prove, so it is essential to know the rights afforded in the Golden State.

6 facts to know about discrimination during pregnancy

Finding out you are pregnant is a joyous experience. You might be ready to start planning what you are going to do. Baby names, the nursery and your labor and delivery are all things you might think about. At some point, you might realize that you will need to decide how to handle your job. Before you make any decision, think about these points.

What is the Age Discrimination Employee Act?

As an older resident of Los Angeles, you may be concerned about your viability in the workplace as you continue to age. Jobs can be more difficult to come by the older you are, after all. However, there are protections in place to ensure that you have a fair shot at employment just like anyone else.

California and federal age discrimination laws

The workforce in California is made up of employees of almost all ages, from teens to octogenarians. Every person who wants to work should have the opportunity, and in many cases, it is against the law for companies to make choices about hiring, firing, training, promotions, assignments and pay based on age. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing both outline the rules and regulations that are aimed at preventing age discrimination in the state.

House committee to debate bill regarding LGBT workplace rights

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform plans on taking up a new bill that addresses LGBT rights in the workplace. The debate is planned on July 12th and it is widely expected to pass Committee. The bill, the First Amendment Defense Act, would allow business, government, and other entities that receive taxpayer funds to ignore laws that conflict with their religious beliefs. This bill is the latest in a series of laws that the Republican lead House has taken up regarding LGBT rights.

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