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Workplace Discrimination Archives

Tracking Dates of Harassment to Prepare for Filing

In filing a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or a state employment agency, most rules have filing guidelines and deadlines. The rules help employers understand their obligations and help employees understand how to file a sexual harassment or discrimination claim with the EEOC.

New Bills Affect Transgender Rights by Prohibiting Discrimination

A bill sponsored by the Transgender Law Center and Equality California was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill, Vital Statistics Modernization Act, makes changing ones birth certificate more simple for transgender Californians. Another bill, the Gender Nondiscrimination Act, was also signed by the governor and it adds to existing protection from discrimination for California residents who identify as transgender.

California Governor Limits Use of Credit Checks in Employment Screens

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an important employment law into effect in early October. The bill prohibits most businesses from using credit scores and credit history by employers in making hiring decisions. California the seventh state in the country to ban the practice of credit checks by most employers.

Los Angeles Sexual Orientation Discrimination

California recently passed a law recognizing actual or perceived sexual orientation as a protected class. In the same way that employees are protected from discrimination or harassment based on gender, race, age, religion, and disability, employees are now protected against discriminatory treatment based on their sexual orientation. At the Bononi Law Group, LLP in Los Angeles, California, we are committed to providing relentless advocacy on behalf of employers who have suffered discrimination or wrongful termination based on their sexual orientation.

Los Angeles, California, Race Discrimination

Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and California state law have established basic protections for individuals against discrimination based on race, color, creed, or national origin. At the Bononi Law Group, LLP in Los Angeles, California, we are devoted to ensuring that these basic civil rights are promoted and employees are protected against discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination based on racial bias.

Los Angeles, California, Age Discrimination

Individuals over the age of 40 are considered a protected class under the law. In the same way that an individual cannot be discriminated against by an employer based on race or gender, so must individuals be protected from workplace harassment or discrimination based on age.

Drug Testing Rule Upheld by 9th Circuit in Hiring Discrimination Case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld the so-called "one-strike rule," which eliminates job applicants from consideration for a single positive test for drug or alcohol use during pre-employment screening. In Lopez v. Pacific Maritime Association, the court upheld a district court summary judgment in favor of the defendant.

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