California proposes extension of statute of limitations

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The California Assembly Bill 9 (AB 9), which passed assembly and is now being reviewed by the Senate Judiciary, seeks to protect workers in the state who were harassed or discriminated against at their job by expanding existing law. It is unlawful under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act for an employer to discriminate […]

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AC Transit sued for pregnancy discrimination and failure to accommodate breastfeeding mothers

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The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) has been accused of discriminating against pregnant and nursing mothers by not accommodating their needs and disregarding the laws that protect their rights. The class action lawsuit states that the female employees were not given time or clean facilities in which to pump breastmilk. One woman, Amber McNaulty, […]

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Restaurant chain Chipotle victorious in employee’s discrimination lawsuit

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A California jury sided with Chipotle Mexican Grill in early February in a disability discrimination case involving a former assistant store manager, Lucia Cortez. Cortez claims that, after years of fertility issues and trying to conceive without success, she became pregnant but then suffered a miscarriage while at work. She says that as a result […]

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Man sues former employer for allowing racial harassment against him

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Enrique Garcia, a 22-year-old man, is suing his former employer, Roofmaster in Monterey Park, California for ignoring his complaints of racial harassment. He says in his suit that his supervisor called him names, such as the n-word. He has recordings of the verbal abuse. Garcia worked for Roofmaster as a welder while he pursued a […]

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New laws to affect California workers in 2019

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In California, hundreds of new laws have created big changes for workers and employers in 2019. Perhaps the most anticipated change is an increase in minimum wage, which will be $15 per hour by 2023. For companies with 26 or more employees, minimum wage will rise to $12 per hour. For those with fewer than […]

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Miscarriage one possible result of discrimination against pregnant workers

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Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace comes in many forms and has different outcomes. For some women in physically-demanding jobs, it is the denial of light duty work during pregnancy. For others, it might be a job or promotion and the loss of wages. For women in physically-demanding jobs however, pregnancy discrimination on the job could […]

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Vivant Smart Home hit with racial discrimination lawsuits

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Vivant Smart Home have been sued by four former employees who allege that the company engaged in racist behavior, thus creating a hostile work environment. The lawsuits allege the same type of behavior that was alleged in similar lawsuits filed earlier in the against Vivant’s sister company, Vivant Solar. Although the companies are separate, they […]

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Rights to leave for pregnant women

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When it comes to taking time off work to give birth and begin raising a newborn, three primary laws impact the rights of women in California. Those are the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the state’s Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL). California Family Rights Act and Family […]

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Trump administration reopens religious discrimination case

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The new head of the U.S. Department of Education, Kenneth L. Marcus, has reopened a religious discrimination case against Rutgers University and is reexamining what is considered anti-Semitism. The case centers on a 2011 event held at Rutgers University that was put on by an outside organization that was accused of requiring Jewish attendees to […]

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Justice Department supports Asian American students in their suit against Harvard University

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The Department of Justice sided with the Asian American students who have brought an affirmative action lawsuit against Harvard University. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the students and their families sued Harvard University, alleging the prestigious college’s admission process discriminates against Asian American applicants. Because Harvard benefits from millions in […]

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