Understanding the Definition of a “Disability” in California

California Disability Discrimination Laws In California, as well as under federal disability discrimination laws, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against individuals based on their physical or mental disabilities. Both the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protect qualified individuals from unfavorable treatment in the workplace…

Can I Sue My Employer for Lying or Making False Promises in California?

You’ll Need: Evidence Proving Fault and Damages If you’ve been lied to by your employer in California, you may be wondering if you have any legal recourse. Being deceived by your employer can have serious consequences, such as damage to your personal and professional reputation, missed opportunities for career advancement, or even termination. In this…

California Appellate: New Precedent Set on ‘Acceptable Evidence’

Employer-Submitted ‘Character Evidence’ Determined Invalid In recent years, the issue of workplace harassment has gained significant attention, leading to the implementation of stricter laws and regulations to protect employees. However, a recent court ruling has highlighted the need for employers to be cautious when presenting evidence related to employee misconduct in harassment cases. This article…

California Marijuana Antidiscrimination Law Updated in 2024

Updated Marijuana Antidiscrimination Workplace Law California is at the forefront of cannabis-related legislation, with new laws set to take effect on January 1, 2024. These laws, known as SB 700 and AB 2188, bring about significant changes in the workplace, impacting both employers and employees. Employers must understand and adapt to these changes to ensure…

What to Ask for in an Employment Discrimination Settlement?

Discrimination in the Workplace Discrimination in the workplace is a serious issue that can have a significant impact on an employee’s well-being and career progression. Fortunately, employees who experience discrimination have legal recourse to seek justice and compensation for the harm they have endured. In this article, we will explore what employees should ask for…