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Workplace Retaliation

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-12" el_id="practice-area-pg_body"][vc_row_inner el_id="row-content"][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4376" img_size="full"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] The state of California has a number of laws which are there to safeguard the rights of employees and to protect them against any forms of discrimination or harassment at their workplace. Yet, there are instances where employees have been victims of retaliatory actions as they had been involved in legally-protected activities. Employees who have been victimized by their employers, for being involved in activities which are upheld by the law, can file a retaliation claim against their employer. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner el_id="row-content"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] What do you mean by Workplace Retaliation? The Labor codes protect the rights...

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Hostile Work Environment

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-12" el_id="practice-area-pg_body"][vc_row_inner el_id="row-content"][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4333" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Working people, spend maximum time of their day at their workplace. It is the most important part of the day. This time spent at the workplace should not be offensive or frightening for any individual. If you are having a bad time at your workplace then it is time you educate yourself about the laws related to hostile work environment. If you are a victim of harassment at work and you fear going to work or working in such an environment, it is known are hostile work environment harassment. As...

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LGBT Discrimination

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-12" el_id="practice-area-pg_body"][vc_row_inner el_id="row-content"][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4326" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] In a work organization, Employers should be concerned with the qualification and ability of a person to take up a job or perform certain duties. Similar to most of the discrimination issues at a workplace, the sexual orientation of a person cannot be used to discriminate an employee. Whether a person is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, the sexual orientation of a person does not determine the ability or inability of a person to perform his/her duties at work. It has been observed that a number of organizations, especially the police...

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Gender Discrimination

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-12" el_id="practice-area-pg_body"][vc_row_inner el_id="row-content"][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4331" img_size="full"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Gender discrimination at workplaces is fast becoming an area of legal concern in the country. California laws and federal laws direct that all employees irrespective of their gender should be given equal opportunities and rights in the organization. Yet many a times, women are discriminated against her colleagues only because of her gender. Gender discrimination at workplace is present in many forms. A woman is unable to cross the "glass ceiling," preventing her from taking up positions of greater managerial responsibility in the company. They may also be hit by the "glass...

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Age discrimination

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-12" el_id="practice-area-pg_body"][vc_row_inner el_id="row-content"][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4378" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Age discrimination at workplaces is practiced every day by employers across the country. They try to mask this age discrimination under various reasons, but fail to do so. Year on year, hardworking and loyal professionals and workers are wrongfully terminated because they are aging. If not terminated, they are not offered opportunities or promotions or raises they deserve, because they are no longer young. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] What Is Age Discrimination? When an employer does not treat his employees favourably because of the employee’s age, it is called age discrimination. Few of the examples of...

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Workplace Sexual Harassment

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-12" el_id="practice-area-pg_body"][vc_row_inner el_id="row-content"][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4324" img_size="full"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Many employees are victims of workplace sexual harassment, but they do not take any steps in fear or losing their job or getting low ratings and reviews for their work or in fear of getting demoted. Victims may be filled with anger, disgust and a loss of self-esteem but are helpless as many a times the owner or manager of the company is the person responsible for the sexual harassment. If you or your family members have been the victims of workplace sexual harassment in California, do not ignore it. Workplace sexual...

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Workplace Discrimination

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-12" el_id="practice-area-pg_body"][vc_row_inner el_id="row-content"][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4305" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Employers who take employment related decisions depending on a person's personal characteristics can be held accountable for discrimination. A large number of employees are victims of workplace discrimination under the disguise of cutbacks, layoffs and other excuses. We at Khashan Law firm have been representing people who have been victims of workplace discrimination. We very well understand that this kind of workplace discrimination is traumatic for the employees. Our experienced team of lawyers help the victims to find a resolution which is both effective and efficient. If you or your family...

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Break time violations

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-12" el_id="practice-area-pg_body"][vc_row_inner el_id="row-content"][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4380" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] The California employment law entitles the workers and employees of an organisation, a meal break and periodic breaks for rest during the workday. This provision in the law is often violated by employers who do not provide the required meal or rest breaks to their employees. They force them to work through their meal time, refuse them to take breaks to visit the bathroom, cut their salaries for the breaks they take, etc. Any kind of break time violations by the employer can be challenged by the employees under the...

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Wrongful Termination

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-12" el_id="practice-area-pg_body"][vc_row_inner el_id="row-content"][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4319" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Wrongful termination in California is defined when an employee is fired from his job for an illegal reason. In such circumstances, the employee can sue the employer to recover damages. In a number of cases, the employer is asked to pay a substantial amount of penalties and costs to the wrongfully terminated employee. Before going ahead let us learn about a few terms which will help us understand the California law with regards to wrongful termination. At Will Rule: The California “at-will” employment law rule says that an employment which has...

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Meal break violations

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-12" el_id="practice-area-pg_body"][vc_row_inner el_id="row-content"][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4316" img_size="full"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] The state and federal wage and labor law entitles an employee to legally take a meal or rest break while at work. The California law is one step ahead of the federal wage and hour laws, it states that all employers have to provide meal and rest breaks to their employees if they have worked for a specific number of hours. The California law not only wants meal and rest breaks for the employees during their work hours, but also wants the employers to pay the employees for some of this...

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