There is nothing better than landing the job of your dreams. There is just something about finding a position that allows you to work on your strong skills while honing your weaker characteristics. As a fellow go-getter, finding a job that really gets your mental groove going is so satisfying. But as we all know, […]read more
It is no secret that employers in California have access to a wide range of personal information of their employees and job applicants. But how far can an employer go without crossing legal boundaries? Can employers inquire into their prospective employees’ medical records? Our Los Angeles discrimination attorney from The Kaufman Law Firm is going […]read more
We need to take a minute to talk about a lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County against Vivint Smart Home. The complaints were filed on behalf of four former employees and alleges incidents of “workplace racial harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and racial discrimination.” One plaintiff in particular brings some complaints that […]read more
The standard for filing a discrimination or harassment claim is set to change dramatically with Senate Bill 1300 (Jackson) making its way through California legislature. The proposed bill would significantly lower the legal standard for making a discrimination or harassment claim in California. Under the existing law, employees in Los Angeles, Riverside, and elsewhere in […]read more
New protections against discrimination on the basis of national origin are about to take effect in Los Angeles and all across California. The California Office of Administrative Law has recently enacted new protections to job applicants and employees, including those who are undocumented workers, to ban various forms of national origin discrimination. The new amendments […]read more
Many workers over 40 in Los Angeles and all across California become victims of age discrimination, while an increasing number of discriminatory employers continue forcing employees over 40 out and replacing them with younger, social media-savvy people. Signs of age discrimination – or any other type of discrimination, for that matter – may be tough […]read more
If you went to college, you probably remember the admissions process and, in particular, the anxiety that can accompany the pressure to get into one of the more elite establishments. If you come from an Asian-American background, statistics suggest that this pressure was more applicable to you than to anyone else, as Asian-Americans have been […]read more
An age discrimination case against FedEx Corporate Services Inc., which was dismissed by District Court, has now been reinstated by a federal appeals court. After 15 years’ employment, Teresita L. Viana was terminated by FedEx in 2016, supposedly for falsifying mileage expenses reports, however, the former home-based worker claims she was discriminated against on the […]read more
Now that we are in 2018, you may think that people are, on the whole, more enlightened and, therefore, less likely to indulge in discriminatory behavior. Sadly, as you may already be aware, this is not the case. In fact, according to the Anti-Defamation League, anti-Semitic behavior increased by 57% in 2017, representing the largest […]read more
Even though recreational marijuana has been legalized starting this year, this has had little to no effect on the number of employees’ complaints that they are being discriminated against by their employers due to marijuana use. But things could change dramatically if California passes a new bill that bans employers in Los Angeles and elsewhere […]read more
Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.
To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.