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
The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have finally drawn the public’s attention to the countless challenges faced by women in the workplace, most notably sexual harassment and gender discrimination, and now women in California are taking action. While taking legal action has been a prominent element of the battle – with sexual harassment and gender discrimination […]read more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been accused of retaliation and workplace discrimination by an employee, and the accusations reveal a workplace that is fractured and hostile. According to the employee, who is a lawyer in the CFPB’s enforcement division, there are many people at the Bureau who don’t want to speak out against their […]read more
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 […]read more
Historically, anti-discrimination and workplace harassment laws only protected wage employees. Interns and volunteers could be subjected to this behavior without any recourse. Not so in California. Last year California extended anti-discrimination and workplace harassment protections to unpaid interns, volunteers and apprenticeships. California is the third state to do so after New York and Oregon. This […]read more
Discrimination of any kind is both unpleasant and unnecessary and it certainly has no place in the workplace. If you do your job and follow the rules, why should you be treated any differently to anyone else doing the same thing. Sadly, many employees are made to feel uncomfortable by discrimination in the workplace as […]read more
Residents and workers in California just like you have the right to live and work where you are comfortable, uninhibited by race, creed, religion, and other personal decisions or labels. However, you should also be aware of disparate impact and how it might affect you as an employee. Defined by the Legal Dictionary as the […]read more
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (or “EEOC”) filed two lawsuits in the beginning of March. These two lawsuits allege employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Specifically, that these two employers allowed a pattern of hostile actions and harassment to take place and then retaliated against those employees when they lodged complaints. The EEOC […]read more
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 […]read more
Employees of any age, race, sex, gender identity, religious beliefs and physical or mental disability, under law, should receive fair and balanced treatment in all regards. However, discrimination in the workplace occurs all over the country, including California. Many argue that employment discrimination is the driving force behind inequality in the labor market. State laws […]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.