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May 2018 Archives

Standing up to discrimination as a new mother

When you become a mother for the first time, life changes immediately. It's common for new moms to gain a new perspective on the truly important things in life. They often become inspired to act as role models for their children and maintain their careers while balancing their family life. It's a lot of pressure, but good employers recognize their employees needs and help them to achieve an equitable balance of family and working life.

What constitutes reasonable accommodations?

The Americans with Disabilities Act guarantees individuals who suffer from certain conditions reasonable accommodations in the workplace. The individual must request this accommodation. This request does not need to mention the ADA, but it should make clear what disability the person has and what accommodations would provide the greatest help. 

Can I take action against unequal pay?

It is becoming common knowledge that there is a wide pay gap between women and men, as well as between different races in the United States. Although there exists a law called the Equal Pay Act, which seeks to protect all workers in the United States from pay discrimination, the pay gap still seems to prevail.

The aftermath of sexual harassment

One of the most difficult times for a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace is the weeks and months after the incidents or the patterns of behavior took place. It has been reported that 75 percent of sexual harassment victims face some time of retaliation, either from making a complaint about the behavior, or turning down the coworker's or manager's sexual advances.

What is defamation?

It goes without saying that today’s workplace, whether in California or elsewhere, often is less than pleasant. Discrimination comes in an almost infinite variety of types, forms and levels of severity. While women are the most common victims, men are by no means immune.

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