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Are workplace English-only language policies discriminatory?

According to the Pew Research Center, today, Latinos make up the largest ethnic and racial group in the state of California. Many Latino Americans, especially those who are first-generation, are native Spanish speakers for whom English is a second language.

ADA protections and employment accommodations

There's a saying related to a belief that you don't really know someone or their specific situation until you walk a mile in his or her shoes. This saying rings particularly true when discussing individuals who struggle with physical or mental disabilities.

Gay and lesbian rights advocates set their sights on employment laws

In a landmark decision on Friday, June 26; the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in the U.S. The high court's ruling compels states where bans on gay marriage existed to lift those bans effective immediately and to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian residents who wish to wed.

Study examines link between sexual orientation and pay


The disparities in pay among working U.S. men and women are often highlighted when discussing cases of employment discrimination against women. Less discussed, however, are the disparities in pay that exist between gay and heterosexual employees.

OSHA takes steps to promote the safety and rights of transgender employees

Individuals who identify as being transgendered face many hurdles in both life and the workplace. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, all employees are protected from suffering acts of workplace discrimination, harassment or retaliation because of their sex. While these protections include individuals who are transgendered, some employers continue to fail to take necessary or adequate steps to provide for the basic rights and safety of transgender employees.

Have you suffered age discrimination in the workplace?

According to the Pew Research Center, there are currently 74.9 million individuals in the U.S. who are age 51 to 69. Individuals in this age demographic are widely referred to as the baby boomer generation and, for at least the next decade, this generation is expected to reign as the most populous age group. Many of these men and women are still working and need to work. The problem, many say is that they are increasingly encountering acts of age discrimination and being forced to retire prematurely.

When it comes to religion in the workplace, what rights do employees have?

The United States has long been regarded as a tolerant haven for those individuals seeking freedom from religious persecution and discrimination. In fact, the founding U.S. fathers believed so strongly in the importance of religious freedom that they included provisions related to the "free exercise of religion" in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Employment discrimination and national origin

There are many different types of discriminatory practices that may occur within the employment realm. Whether subtle or overt in nature, workplace discrimination is illegal and employees who believe they have been unfairly treated or targeted due to their race, gender, age, sexual orientation or national origin should feel empowered to speak up and seek the advice of an attorney.

Study indicates that an individual's first name significantly impacts employment opportunities

Most people keep and continue to use the first name which they were given at birth. While a name becomes part of our personal identity, it has no relation to one's character, intelligence or abilities. Despite the fact that an individual's name really is just a name, research indicates that when it comes to employment opportunities, a person’s first name appears to have a significant influence.

Plaintiff allowed to seek punitive damages in employment sexual discrimination case

California's Silicon Valley region is home to several of the most successful and profitable tech companies in the world. While the region and its many millionaires are used to being covered in the news, more recently the region has received attention for very different reasons as concerns about widespread sexual discrimination have surfaced.

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