• 8 Things Employees and Employers Need to Know About Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

    Most Sacramento-area businesses and their workers generally understand that religious discrimination in the workplace is illegal. They may not, however, have full knowledge of the scope of the protections laws and regulations afford to religious practices in connection with employment, and what types of decisions and conduct might constitute religious discrimination at work.  Here are […]

  • Sexual Harassment Happens in the Virtual Workplace, Too

    Remote work is here to stay. Businesses left with no choice but to find ways to survive during the pandemic turned to virtual technologies to keep them on course. After some initial growing pains, many businesses see little reason to backtrack now that their employees have adapted to staying productive via Zoom, Slack, and GoToMeeting […]

  • How Should I Report Sexual Harassment at My Job?

    Sexual harassment in the workplace is a growing problem. According to the EEOC, over 7,500 sexual harassment claims were filed in 2018, a 14 percent increase from the previous year.  Pew Social Trends reports that 27% of men and 59% of women experienced harassment. More than half of women report sexual harassment in the workplace […]

  • How Can I Prove I am Being Discriminated Against at Work?

    Discrimination may occur in many forms and in various ways. The warning signs may be subtle but damaging.  Anti-discrimination laws exist to prevent discrimination against particular groups of people, known as protected groups or protected classes. Various anti-discrimination laws differ in regard to protected groups and the prohibited type of discrimination. Discrimination means that the […]

  • Five Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination

    Pregnancy is usually a time of joy. However, it can be a source of great anxiety if the pregnant woman is experiencing pregnancy discrimination, which may have devastating consequences for women and their families. Women who are discriminated against because they are or might become pregnant can lose essential income. If they are discharged or […]

  • When Does Workplace Bullying Become Harassment?

    Bullying in the workplace can rapidly create a toxic environment–or it may be part of an overall toxic environment to begin with. Unfortunately, an average 19% of adults have personally experienced bullying in the workplace, and another 19% have noticed bullying happening to someone else. Worse, sometimes bullying crosses the line into harassment, causing even […]

  • The Top Circumstances That Cause a Toxic Work Environment

    In a toxic work environment, employees often struggle with productivity and motivation. Worse, a toxic work environment can cause a host of physical and emotional health problems, many of which can have substantial impact on your life outside of work. An average 1 in 5 Americans have left a job within the past five years due to […]

  • What is LGBTQ Discrimination in the Workplace?

    Roughly one in five LGBTQ individuals in the U.S. reports having been discriminated against for their sexuality or gender identity when applying for a job, and nearly the same amount report being passed over for a promotion due to their sexuality or gender identity or have received unequal pay as a result. Nearly 60 percent of […]

  • The Top 10 Reasons People Get Fired

    With some notable exceptions, California is an at-will employment state. What this means is that your employer can fire you at any time and for any reason. Obviously, there are some very common reasons for termination of employment, including the top ten reasons listed below. 1. Poor Work Performance Poor work performance is the most […]

  • Preserving Your Rights: Filing a Timely Sexual Harassment Claim

    While we might like to believe that sexual harassment doesn’t occur very often, that is unfortunately not true. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission receives approximately 7,000 claims of sexual harassment each year — and this number only represents workplace harassment that is reported. Sexual harassment is not reported far too often — and even when it […]