Ex-Stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault loses appeal

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A California appeals court ruled against Brock Turner, the former Stanford University swimmer whose sexual assault case drew national attention in 2016. A jury found Turner guilty of assaulting an intoxicated and incapacitated woman outside a fraternity party. At his sentencing, the woman read a heartbreaking statement about the ordeal she experienced. The letter went […]

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Employment Attorney Discusses Disability Discrimination

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Disability discrimination can occur in all employment processes, including hiring and firing. Though an employer does not have to hire a potential employee with a disability, they can not refuse to hire a qualified individual because of the disability. Disability discrimination is wrongful and should not be tolerated. If you feel that you have been […]

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California adds protections to law prohibiting national origin discrimination

Los Angeles national origin discrimination lawyer

In the midst of an ongoing nationwide discussion concerning immigration policies, California has strengthened its protections for employees and applicants on the basis of their national origin. The amendments to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, which went into effect July 1, 2018, clarify and broaden the definition of “national origin.” According to the […]

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Trucking company files lawsuit challenging recent California ruling concerning independent contractors

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The Western States Trucking Association filed a recent lawsuit in federal court. This suit comes shortly after the California’s Supreme Court decision in Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County that held that most transportation drivers should be classified as employees. The landmark ruling from the state’s top court requires […]

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Employment Attorney Explains Reporting Sexual Harassment at Work

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California law protects employees in case of a sexual harassment report. It is illegal to terminate employment due to an employee reporting sexual harassment. Employers are legally obligated to listen to your complaints, investigate without bias and to take every necessary action to make the harassment end. If you are a victim of sexual harassment […]

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Employment Attorney Explains Next Steps for Sexual Harassment at Work

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If you are a victim of sexual harassment at work, it is important to take the necessary steps to end your discomfort in case the harassment continues or worsens. The first step is to confront your perpetrator as long as you feel safe and comfortable to do so. Let them know that the harassment is […]

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Employment Lawyer Explains Sexual Harassment at Work

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Sexual harassment at work can occur in a variety of scenarios, from sexual innuendos to stalking. If you are a victim of sexual harassment at work, please do not feel ashamed to come forward for help. It is important to understand your rights and to know what is considered to be unlawful in the workplace. […]

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Employment Attorney Describes Discrimination in the Workplace

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Discrimination in the workplace is illegal and should not be tolerated. If you are a victim of employment discrimination and want to take legal action, it is important to reach out for help. The workplace discrimination attorneys at Strong Advocates are here to guide you through the legal process of making a claim of employment […]

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Employment Attorney Describes Wrongful Termination

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California law protects employees against wrongful termination in the workplace. Though it is an “at-will” state, meaning that an employer can terminate a worker’s employment for any or no reason, there are exceptions to the rule. It is illegal for an employer to fire an employee due to protected statuses such as race, national origin, […]

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