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Uber’s Record of Disability Discrimination Is Appalling

Ride-sharing was hailed as the wave of the future, but as a recent study shows, it’s only the future for some. Women and people of color, as it turns out, have a tough time getting a lift on ride-sharing apps. The finding has sparked a conversation about discrimination at the ride-sharing giant, but there’s a glaring

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Discrimination More Appealing than Experts Thought Possible

We were told that this was a high point for postwar democracy: a moment in which an entire nation sent a clear, unambiguous message that the politics of hate, racism and ethno-nationalism would be rejected in favor of decency and restraint. And the result of the second round of the 2002 French Presidential elections certainly

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Facebook Hit With Civil Rights Lawsuit Over Race-Based Ad Targeting Options

Facebook has been slammed with a potential class-action lawsuit accusing it of violating federal civil rights laws by publishing housing and job ads that discriminate against minorities. “Facebook has operated and is operating an advertising platform … that publishes, and causes to be published, discriminatory and illegal housing and employment advertisements,” the users allege in

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Subtle Age Discrimination Gets a Court’s Blessing

A company puts out word that it’s hiring: recent college graduates only, no experienced salespeople need apply. That’s age discrimination, right? Not according to a ruling from a federal appeals court last week. Overturning a half-century of practice, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit held that job applicants can’t benefit from the

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Sex discrimination and the transgender bathroom case

Recently, the Supreme Court decided to hear Gloucester County School Board v. GG, the case of a biologically female high school student who identifies as a transgender boy, and seeks access to the boy’s bathroom at the school. GG argues that the school’s policy qualifies as sex discrimination and therefore violates Title IX, the 1972

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Whole Foods Just Got Hit With a LGBTQ Discrimination Lawsuit

A former employee of Whole Foods Market is suing the grocery chain for discrimination against sexual orientation, saying her supervisor’s routine harassment and inappropriate comments about her being a lesbian “became so intolerable” that she was forced to resign. Jennifer Johnston moved to Whole Foods’ Boulder, Colo. location toward the end of 2014. The former

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18 Examples Of Racism In The Criminal Legal System

Racism may well be the biggest crime in the criminal legal system. If present trends continue, 1 of every 4 African American males born this decade can expect to go to prison in his lifetime, despite the fact that the Census Bureau reports that the U.S. is 13 percent Black, 61 percent white and 17

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Are ‘discrimination arising from disability’ claims an easy route to employment tribunal wins?

The number of employment tribunal claims for discrimination arising from disability appears to be rising. John Charlton looks at what is behind the trend, and asks how future developments could affect the way employers manage disabled people at work. Discrimination arising from disability was introduced in the Equality Act 2010 to prevent disabled people being

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Palantir Faults Labor Dept.’s Data in Discrimination Suit

Palantir, a large and secretive Silicon Valley start-up recently sued by the United States Department of Labor for discrimination, contends that the government misread the way it hires employees. In a filing on Friday, the company said a government audit initiated in 2010 looked at 18 months of employment data, and found discrimination against Asians

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Preventing Artificial Intelligence Discrimination: Google Outlines A Strategy For ‘Equal Opportunity By Design’

Artificial intelligence can be just as biased as human beings, which is why experts are trying to prevent discrimination in machine learning. In a new paper, three Google researchers note that there is no existing way to ensure—as the White House calls it—“equal opportunity by design,” but they have an idea. “Despite the need, a vetted

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U.S. to Track Religious Discrimination and Bullying in Public Schools

The U.S. Department of Education announced new protocol earlier this summer in dealing with religious discrimination or bullying in public schools by requiring public schools to report instances of religious discrimination. The Department’s Office for Civil Rights created a new page on its website that outlines students’ rights and provides other resources on religious discrimination

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Report: Voters with disabilities are treated like “second-class citizens” at the polls

Kathy Hoell has been living with disabilities for 35 years and the lack of accessibility at polling stations still irks her. After a traumatic brain injury, she now uses a wheelchair, with limited use of her right side, no use of her left side and the inability to write or handle papers. “So, I am one

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Airbnb Promotes Diversity to Prevent Booking Discrimination by Hosts

Airbnb Inc. is taking steps to promote more inclusive lodgings on its site after facing accusations from renters who say they were discriminated against by hosts because of race or other characteristics. The room-sharing company said Thursday it would minimize users’ photos during the booking process; require antibias training for its employees; push hosts to

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Racial Disparities In Wages Boil Down To Discrimination

Racial discrimination, it seems, is like the salt that’s left in a pot after water boils away — much easier to identify in the absence of the other things. That was one of the big takeaways from a report released this week by the Economic Policy Institute, a think tank in Washington, D.C. Researchers were

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Weight discrimination may worsen young teens’ emotional problems

For overweight adolescents, experiencing discrimination or bullying in the first year of middle school may contribute to emotional issues seen in the third year by worsening loneliness and anxiety, a U.S. study suggests. “We know that heavier youth are likely to be dissatisfied with their bodies at any one time,” said lead author Jaana Juvonen

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Judge Rules Banning Dreadlocks In The Workplace Is Not Discrimination

A federal appeals court has ruled that banning an employee from wearing their hair in locs is not racial discrimination. In a 3-0 decision, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a cased brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against a company that refused a hire a woman because she wouldn’t cut off her

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Eugenics and Equality Can’t Mix

From the perspective of the disabled and their advocates, we are living in a schizophrenic culture. On the one hand, we are striving to eliminate discrimination and create a society that is welcoming, understanding and inclusive of the largest minority group in the country – a society where having a special need is not a

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Genius Bar doesn’t hire retired Apple engineer, fires up age discrimination debate

In an editorial about workplace biases in The New York Times, the author addressed age discrimination giving as an example ex-Apple engineer J.K. Scheinberg attempting to get a job at an Apple retail store as a customer support representative at the Genius Bar. Scheinberg was a long-time Apple employee and was responsible for the first

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Becoming Disabled

Not long ago, a good friend of mine said something revealing to me: “I don’t think of you as disabled,” she confessed. I knew exactly what she meant; I didn’t think of myself as disabled until a few decades ago, either, even though my two arms have been pretty significantly asymmetrical and different from most

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Keeping Faith Without Hurting LGBT Students

Creating and sustaining a religious community is essential to the educational mission of Christian colleges and universities. They typically rely on codes of conduct that govern the behavior of students and faculty in line with their religious teachings. At many Christian schools, these codes include prohibitions against some kinds of sexual conduct and expression, including

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US takes aim at blasphemy laws, religious discrimination

The Obama administration is highlighting concerns over laws against blasphemy and apostasy that limit religious freedom in Muslim and other nations where they are on the books. The State Department said in its annual report on global religious freedom released Wednesday that these laws, notably in Muslim countries, can abet societal and religious passions that

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Here’s Proof That Age Discrimination Is Widespread in the Job Market

Age discrimination is pervasive in the U.S., despite laws that prohibit it. And the older you are, the more discrimination you face, according to the authors of a National Bureau of Economic Research study out Monday. Older women have it particularly tough. Baby boomers started turning 65 in 2011, and each day about 10,000 more hit

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Why You Should Not Ask a Muslim Woman to Remove Her Hijab

I am a Muslim woman and an American citizen. I wear the hijab as an expression of my free religious choice and yet I encounter much resistance. From having neighborhood boys motioning that I exit my vehicle, to road users scowling at me, to my mother telling me stories of getting the infamous middle finger

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The Cross African-American Parents Must Bear

“Cover him, Lord. … Allow him to still be here with us, Lord. Still with me, Lord. Please, Lord, wrap your arms around him,” prayed Diamond Reynolds, Philando Castile’s girlfriend, after he was shot. These senseless deaths in the hands of police rip at the heart of every African-American parent – indeed, every parent. President

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Judicial Reform Could Mean Greater Attention on Mental Health, Disabilities

When Eddie Ellis talks about the 15 years he spent in prison for manslaughter, he relives the frustration and depression of being punished while behind bars for actions he attributes largely to his dyslexia and epilepsy, and he wonders why he wasn’t treated for his disabilities instead of disciplined. Criminal justice reform is on the

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At Fox News, Kisses, Innuendo, Propositions and Fears of Reprisal

In 2006, after nearly a decade at CNN, Rudi Bakhtiar came to the Fox News Channel’s headquarters in New York with a command of foreign policy, an appealing personality and a delivery that easily switched between light and serious. After a six-month freelance arrangement, the network signed her to a three-year deal. Pretty quickly, she

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Over 50? Where The Candidates Stand On Issues That Matter To You

Voters age 50 and older are expected to turn out in force in this, the mother of all presidential elections. We offer this guide on what the three presidential candidates still in the race have had to say about the issues of key importance to this voting bloc: Social Security: The gift that we hope

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ADHD is now classified as a specific disability under federal civil rights law

The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidelines aimed at preventing schools from discriminating against the growing numbers of students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In a letter to school districts and a “know your rights” document to be posted on its website Tuesday, the department said schools must obey existing civil rights law to

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Why A Man Is Suing Yahoo For Sexism

A man is suing Yahoo for gender discrimination — and his claim might not be as absurd as it sounds. Discriminating against men just because they’re male is as illegal as discrimination against women for being female. That’s not this lawsuit’s only point: it also drags out some dirty laundry regarding Yahoo’s controversial quarterly performance

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Lawsuit alleges unequal disability payments for women

In a case that could have ramifications around the country, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges that many disabled California workers get less than their due simply because they are women. “This discrimination exacerbates and expands the pay gap,” Kathryn Eidmann, one of the attorneys who filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, told reporters.

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After anti-Israel protest at UCI, both sides frustrated, demand action

On the night of May 18, a group of about 10 Jewish students gathered at UC Irvine to watch “Beneath the Helmet,” a film about young Israeli soldiers. Outside, another group of students, as many as 50 by some estimates, gathered to protest the screening, saying the movie glorifies the Israeli army, which the protesters

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Discrimination ruling could hurt workers’ lawsuits

California workers will have a harder time winning employment discrimination cases in the wake of the state Supreme Court’s recent decision in Harris vs. City of Santa Monica. How much harder depends on how lower courts interpret the decision. Lawyers for employers hailed the Feb. 7 decision as a big victory and some are already

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L.A. will pay a white parks worker nearly $3.8 million in a racial bias lawsuit

Five years after a white city parks worker accused a former supervisor of disparaging his skin color, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a multimillion-dollar payout to satisfy a court judgment in the racial discrimination lawsuit. The council voted unanimously Wednesday to pay former gardener James Duffy nearly $3.8 million plus accrued interest

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People With Disabilities Open Up About Hate Crimes

It was five degrees below zero and I was getting on the school bus as a wheelchair-user for the very first time. My neck brace was freshly off and I was in my squeaky new E&J chair, being sent back to high school. I had missed the first three months of ninth grade because of

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Study: Children of Children Who Went to Desegregated Schools Reap Benefits, Too

It was 62 years ago this month that the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark decision that separate schools for whites and blacks were “inherently unequal,” thus setting in motion more than 800 school desegregation court orders around the country. A Berkeley economist, Rucker C. Johnson, has been tracking thousands of the children of

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From Discrimination to Sexual Violence, a Flood of Complaints From Classrooms, Campuses

The number of civil rights complaints stemming from colleges, universities and K-12 schools has ballooned, with a majority related to the alleged mistreatment of students with disabilities. A new report from the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, titled “Delivering Justice,” says the office in fiscal 2015 processed a record 10,392 complaints, opened more than

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To Save Our Justice System, End Racial Bias in Jury Selection

THE Supreme Court ruled correctly on Monday when it found that Georgia prosecutors in Foster v. Chatman had illegally barred African-Americans from serving as jurors in a death penalty trial. But the decision does not end racial discrimination in jury selection. The best way to do that is to limit the number of jurors that

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Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Now Illegal Under Federal Law: Here’s How To Prove it

The EEOC has brought it’s first discrimination lawsuits on behalf of gay workers, arguing that the federal law that covers sex discrimination also prohibits sexual orientation discrimination. This was no surprise, since EEOC issued a decision in July saying sexual orientation discrimination was illegal under Title VII. Here’s EEOC’s reasoning: Discrimination on the basis of

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Know Your Protections from Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

Do you believe that you have been a victim of gender discrimination in the workplace? You have specific protections under the law against this type of treatment, just as victims of race and age discrimination have. 


Anti-Bullying Training is Now Required in California

The problem of bullying has gained considerable national attention over the past few years. While much of it is focused on children and teens, bullying is also an element of workplace discrimination in California. In response, the state recently enacted a law requiring employers to include “abusive conduct” prevention training in their already mandatory sexual harassment

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How Special Education is Changing in California

Disability discrimination in California has remained an issue, especially when it comes to the education of children with special needs. This is because in most schools, students are separated from one another based on their disabilities.


6 Tips to Solve Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Despite the fact that it’s been illegal since 1967, many employees are still dealing with the effects of age discrimination in the workplace. Based on the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, it’s against the law for employers to provide unequal treatment to those age 40 and above in terms of hiring, firing, benefits, pay and

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New Laws are Protecting the Rights of LGBT Californians

While sex- and gender-based discrimination have been prohibited since Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the LGBT community has not always enjoyed protection under this statute. Lawmakers in California are seeking to address this shortcoming with a number of bills specifically targeting LGBT rights.


Recognize These Nine Signs of Age Discrimination in Employment

When we think of discrimination in the workplace, we often tend to think of the gender or ethnicity-based kind. The recent economic downturn had a huge effect on another type of discrimination, however. Older Americans have been experiencing increased levels of age discrimination. Some find themselves pushed out of their old job for unclear reasons,

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Race Relations in California Are Better Than Anywhere Else in the US

The results of a recent poll reveal that almost two thirds of people believe that race relations in California are currently better than anywhere else in the US. Although these results suggest an improvement on previous opinion, a racial discrimination lawyer in LA is available if you have experienced problems arising from racial prejudice.


Men Still Aren’t Receiving Standard Paternity Leave in the US

As a new father, U.S. law has provision for you to take paternity leave from work. Despite this legislation, male employees often face resistance or hostility when needing time off. Evidence suggests that as a new father you are likely to be vulnerable to discrimination from your employers. If you believe that you have already

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The New Ways Employers are Discriminating Against Older Workers

California has numerous laws in place to protect potential job candidates from hiring practices that discriminate against older workers. Many companies still discriminate against older workers, choosing to hire younger workers instead based purely on age. This happens more than you might think. In fact, Facebook had to settle a lawsuit with the Fair Employment and

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How to Begin a Lawsuit Claiming Workplace Discrimination

If you have been the victim of workplace discrimination and wish to have redress, then there is a formal process that you need to follow. With the exception of discrimination relating to the Equal Pay Act, the legal process requires you to file a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC).


These California Laws Protect You From Sexual Discrimination

Citizens of California have some of the best protection against sexual discrimination when it comes to the laws in our country. This is in part due to the organization Equality California, which was formed a decade ago to help protect LGBT Californians.


Why is Sexual Harassment Still a Problem in 2015?

Sexual harassment remains a significant problem in 2015. If you have been the victim of such abuse in California, you may well benefit from the help and advice of a sexual harassment attorney in LA.


Mediation and Arbitration: What’s the Difference?

When working within the legal system, there are many different terms that you will have to juggle. Know what to expect as you work through the process with your L.A.Discrimination Lawyer by learning the differences between mediation and arbitration. Mediation is a process which all parties enter into voluntarily with an understanding that they are

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Identify Five Examples of Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

Discriminating against an employee based upon his or her gender is illegal. If you experience one of these five types of gender discrimination, you should consider contacting a Gender Discrimination Lawyer in L.A. Gender Discrimination at work can begin as early as the hiring process. A company is not legally allowed to make hiring decisions based

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The Penalties are High for Gender Discrimination

Discriminating against an employer based upon gender can come with stiff penalties. Here are some of the possible remedies for sex discrimination that you can receive after working with your Gender Discrimination Lawyer in Los Angeles. If the court rules that the victim of gender discrimination has lost money as a result of the discrimination,

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Sexual Orientation Discrimination is More Prevalent Than You Think

Recent studies have shown that gay and transgendered individuals encounter a high incidence of workplace discrimination than other protected categories. These statistics can help you determine whether or not to seek counsel from a Sexual Orientation Discrimination Attorney in Los Angeles. Workplace discrimination against gay individuals is so pervasive that between 15 and 43 percent of people

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Race Vs. Color Discrimination: What’s the Difference?

Although they have many similarities, there is a difference between race and color discrimination. Find out what separates the two forms of discrimination and decide whether you should consult an L.A. Discrimination Lawyer with this helpful tutorial. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, it is illegal to discriminate against any person because of

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What to Do If You’re a Victim of Age Discrimination

As new technologies become more and more important to modern businesses, age discrimination has become more pervasive. Find out if you may have a case for our L.A. Age Discrimination Attorneys by knowing your rights. Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), workers over 40 have special protections in their employment, provided their employer

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Sexual Orientation Causes More Discrimination Than Race

A survey has suggested that in California you are are more at risk of harassment and prejudice because of your sexual orientation than for any other reason including your race. The 2013 National School Climate survey from the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network surveyed 888 students from California and found that abuse based upon your sexual orientation

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Transgender Employees are Protected Against Discrimination

In December 2014, the U.S. Justice Department struck down another barrier to equal employment rights for transgender individuals. In a reversal of previous policy, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. issued a memo to all U.S. attorneys stating that discrimination on the basis of gender identity falls under the prohibition of sexual discrimination. At present, this

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How Legalizing Gay Marriage Will Change Your Workplace

Gay marriage is now legal in 36 states, and with the remainder likely to follow suit shortly, now is the right time to consider the implications of same sex marriage on your workplace. At the very least, you should be aware that for any problems you might encounter, help and advice is always available by retaining

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There’s a New Anti-Discrimination Rule for Employers in the Private Sector

As laws change, behavior in the workplace must reflect these changes. Recently, a new federal rule has passed to offer further protections against sexual orientation discrimination in the private sector. If you work for a federal contractor, you may consider contacting a sexual orientation discrimination attorney in L.A. if you feel that your employer is

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Employment Discrimination Based on Disability in California

In the state of California, it is illegal to harass or discriminate against an employee based on a real or perceived disability. Furthermore, employers must accommodate disabled individuals to a reasonable degree. Consider contacting L.A. Disability Discrimination Lawyers if you feel as though these anti-discrimination laws have been violated in any way. Under California law,

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Know the Facts About Retaliation Law

If an employer retaliates against an employee that has filed discrimination charges by firing, demoting, or harassing him or her, it is illegal.  With the benefit of the guidelines in this blog, determine whether you should hire an L.A. Retaliation Lawyer. Employees are protected against retaliation under the same laws that protect against discrimination based on a number

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Minorities, Women and LGBT-Owners are Breaking Into the Business World

In a drive to counter prejudice in the marketplace, recent interventions are helping to encourage the procurement of services from minority groups, particularly Lesbian and Gay entrepreneurs and business owners. New legislation which came into effect on Jan 1st, places an obligation on utility companies to track their expenditure on LGBT businesses. The intention is to make sure that these minority businesses are not

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4 Common Types of Workplace Discrimination

     Workplace Discrimination can come in many forms, including these four common types. If you experience workplace discrimination, you may want to consider contacting a workplace discrimination attorney in Los Angeles. Racial Discrimination is common in the workplace.  It occurs whenever employees are treated unequally because of their race. It often manifests itself through derogatory statements,

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How Do Age Discrimination Laws Apply in the Hiring Process?

Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 [“ADEA”], employees and job applicants over the age of 40 are protected from employment decisions based upon their age. Under this law, if your age is a condition of promotion, hiring, firing, or any other employment decision, you want to consider contacting an L.A. Age Discrimination

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How to Handle Disability Discrimination at Work

When confronted with discrimination at work, it can be difficult to know how to react. Here are some steps that you can try to take to resolve the decision prior to contacting a disability discrimination lawyer in L.A. Start by asserting your rights. If you feel as if your employer may simply be unaware that

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Some States are Adding More Protections for Pregnant Workers

Recently, a number of states have added additional legislation that will help protect pregnant workers against discrimination. If you believe that any of these new rights have been violated, you can contact a pregnancy discrimination lawyer in L.A. In 1978, the federal government passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. While this act helped to protect many

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New Laws Against Workplace Discrimination in California for 2015

While it would seem there’s nothing new under the sun when it comes to discrimination, nothing is farther from the truth. Here’s what’s new in California workplace discrimination laws 2015 in regards to harassment, retaliation and discrimination protection. Most went into effect with the new year, and many focus on immigration-related protected classes. Even those who may not

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Several Laws Protect You From Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Your sexual orientation is no longer an issue that needs to remain “in the closet” in order to pursue or maintain employment. If you have been wronged under any of these situations, an L.A. Sexual Orientation DiscriminationLawyer from Jackson & Associates can assist you. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is charged with enforcing regulations against

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3 Laws That Protect You From Gender Discrimination

Unfortunately, even though we long ago passed into a new century, gender discrimination still exists. The law is on your side with three major statutes that protect you from unequal treatment from employers based solely on your gender. If you believe you have suffered from any behavior that violates these acts, our L.A. Gender Discrimination

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Sexual Harassment 101: What You Need to Know

Sexual harassment may be easy to spot when it happens, but it rarely lends itself to an easy definition. Understanding the concept and how it can be applied, however, is important in today’s workplace. If you think you may have suffered, or you are suffering from sexual harassment in the workplace, contact Jackson & Associates, your

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What is Sexual Orientation Discrimination?

One of the hot-button issues that has been coming to the attention of any L.A. Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawyer over the last couple years has to be sexual orientation discrimination. It can be a very sensitive subject for those affected by it; and a confusing one for others. Here’s a quick primer on who is covered

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How to Recognize Age Discrimination in Your Workplace

Employment in most workplaces is “at will”, meaning your employer doesn’t need a reason to fire you. What he cannot do is fire you on the basis of your age. Protect yourself by knowing the law and recognizing when you need the services of our Age Discrimination Lawyer in L.A. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act

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Three Important Cases in the Fight Against Racial Discrimination

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 1964,  it is illegal for your employer to discriminate against you on the grounds of your race and ethnicity. In California, a racial discrimination lawyer in L.A. is available to clarify how the legislation may apply to your experience of racial discrimination at work. There have been a

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How to File a Disability Discrimination Complaint in California

When you are disabled, life can be challenging enough without having to deal with prejudice at work. In fact, you are protected from workplace discrimination based upon your disability by federal law. If you work in California and believe that your employers may have acted illegally in this way, then discussing your experience with a Disability Discrimination

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How Racial Discrimination May Affect Psychological Distress

As our racial discrimination lawyer in L.A. can tell you, even though an incident of racial discrimination may last only minutes or even seconds, the effects on the injured party continue long afterwards. A study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that there is a relationship between racial discrimination and

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The Employment Non-Discrimination Act Protects LGBT Workers

Surprisingly, there is no federal law in place to prevent discrimination within the workplace against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees (“LGBT”). Even at state level, laws are inconsistent and in the majority of the country fail to adequately protect individuals from discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identity. If you need clarification on

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Women and the Boardroom: Why Are Some Women Still Being Held Back?

With research concluding that the majority of people recognize that women are just as capable as men in terms of their abilities as business leaders, why is this still not reflected in numbers in the boardroom? A recent survey conducted by research group Catalyst found that women make up only 19.6% of the board of companies

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The Basics You Need to Know About Age Discrimination

While loosing your job for any reason is always likely to cause you problems, if your redundancy is the result of discrimination based upon your age, then it is probably also illegal. In these circumstances, it is reassuring to know that in California, L.A. Age Discrimination Attorneys are available to help. If you are over 40 and

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2 Laws That Protect You From Disability Discrimination

Having a disability doesn’t mean you have to settle for a reduced quality of life. Legal regulations are in effect to ensure that you receive equal treatment from both government and commercial entities. If you feel you’ve been wronged based on the provisions of these statutes, our disability attorney in L.A. can answer further questions. The

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More Americans Than Ever are Facing Age Discrimination

While there is much discussion in the media about discrimination, one type of discrimination that we rarely hear about is age discrimination. Although it is often ignored, age discrimination is on the rise. If you have experienced this type of discrimination, consider contacting our L.A. Age Discrimination Attorneys. In recent months, comedian Bill Maher addressed

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What to Do About Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

Although modern society has proven that women are fully equal to men, discrimination on the basis of sex still happens. Whether you are discriminated against with lower salaries, reduced opportunities, or something else, here is when you should talk with a Gender Discrimination Lawyer in L.A. Employees are protected against gender discrimination under the Civil Rights

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New Laws in California are Fighting Discrimination in 2015

New California legislation coming online in 2015 will place an even greater emphasis on the fight against discrimination in the state. If you think you have a cause for action in the new year, make sure you consult with a Discrimination Lawyer in L.A. The State of California has expanded the definition of those who are

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Retirement: When Your Golden Years are Spent in the Workforce

A long and happy retirement surely represents the light at the end of most peoples working lives. But is it still a realistic prospect? The continued growth of an aging population will inevitably mean a squeeze on social security retirement benefits. That together with a reduction in the amount of retirement saving, makes the prospect of

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Pregnancy Discrimination Is On The Rise in the U.S.

In 1978, a corollary to 1964’s Civil Rights Act was passed to extend many of the same protections on to pregnant women. Called the Pregnancy Defense Act (PDA), it requires employers to treat pregnant women the same as any other employee in terms of employment. Basically, pregnant women should not be discriminated against because of

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Is Sexual Harassment a Form of Discrimination?

Discrimination comes in many forms, including sexual harassment. Here is what you should know about this type of discrimination to help you decide whether or not you should contact a sexual harassment attorney in L.A. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which specifically applies to employers with more than 15 employees,

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Age Discrimination in the 49ers: Why Jed York Was Wrong

Seeking to emulate the start-ups just down the 101 in Silicon Valley, San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York is alleged to have engaged in a mass termination of some of the team’s older employees. In the process, however, York finds himself having to play defense in an arena not as friendly as Levi’s Stadium. Instead of

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What is Gender Discrimination and What Does It Look Like?

Gender discrimination takes place when an employee is treated differently based on his or her sex. Find out if you have been the victim of gender discrimination by learning more about this issue. Gender discrimination can happen in a number of different ways. It can take place in the form of pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment,

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Case Study: Gender Discrimination Against Females at Mattel

Gender discrimination can happen anywhere, from a large corporate office to a small startup. One woman believes that she faced such discrimination and is taking action: In 2002, Julie Andres, who goes by Jules, was hired at Mattel, the largest toymaker in the world. After working her way up the corporate ladder, she became a

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Sexual Orientation Discrimination Runs High Among Teachers

Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender teachers are at high risk of prejudice and possible dismissal because of their sexual orientation. Recently steps have been taken federally to address such discrimination; however, this falls short of protecting those in the teaching profession. As a teacher you remain under the scope of state and local law, which is both inconsistent and inadequate. Fortunately, here in California

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Racial Discrimination in Employment is Against California Law

When one thinks of workplace racial discrimination, it is figuratively black and white. However, such prejudice exists in many forms, both in obvious and in more nuanced ways. If you think you have been victimized in your workplace, it is important you find an experience L.A. Racial Discrimination Attorney. Inequity in the workplace exists in

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Discrimination 101: The Basics of Gender Discrimination

Although women’s roles in society and the workplace have changed dramatically over the last few decades, there are still a number of stereotypes about women that can lead to  discrimination. Here are some of the basics of gender discrimination: Gender discrimination, which is often also referred to as sexism, is any action taken as a

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Sexual Harassment Training in the Workplace is Required in California

In the state of California, sexual harassment training is mandatory in the workplace. Find out if you should contact a Sexual Harassment Lawyer in L.A. by looking closely at these guidelines. Employers are liable for sexual harassment that is happening at their businesses. If a manager is responsible for the harassment, his or her employer could

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What to Know About Filing an Age Discrimination Complaint in California

When filing an age discrimination complaint in California, there are a number of decisions to make. Work with your age discrimination attorneys to determine which strategy is best for your complaint. Discriminating against an employee over 40 because of age is illegal under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which was passed in 1967.

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How to Prove Discrimination in Wrongful Termination

Because discrimination is often the result of a gut feeling that you weren’t treated well, it can be difficult to know whether or not you have a valid case. Here are guidelines to decide if you were the victim of discrimination and whether you should consult a wrongful termination discrimination lawyer in Los Angeles. The

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How To Determine the Basis of Your Discrimination

When you come face-to-face with discrimination in real life, it can be a jarring event. You may not know exactly how you have been wronged, but you know you have. When it comes to either an averse employment action, or something that happens to you as a consumer, you need to know your rights as a

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Race Discrimination is the Most Common Type of Discrimination

When tallying complaints to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, race discrimination is the most common type of discrimination reported. Here is what you should know before consulting a race discrimination attorney in Los Angeles. Race discrimination in the workplace occurs when an employer makes any work-related decision based upon the race of an employee. Laws

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Many Laws Protect You From Racial Discrimination

Individuals are protected from racial discrimination by many different pieces of legislation. If you feel like your rights under any of these five laws have been violated, you should consider consulting a race discrimination attorney in L.A. The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Title VII, was a ground breaking piece of legislation that made it

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Recognize the 4 Types of Racial Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act has made racial discrimination illegal since 1964. Unfortunately, this behavior still exists in some workplaces today. Discrimination can take several forms from overt to subtle. If you’ve experienced one or more of these treatments, seek advice from a racial discrimination attorney in L.A. Direct racial discrimination refers to

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How to Take Action If You’ve Been a Victim of Racial Discrimination

Racial discrimination can take place in a variety of settings, from housing to employment. Take action by finding an attorney if you feel as though you have been discriminated against. Under federal law, no employment choices can be made based upon race. If you feel as if you have been the victim of this type

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