Weekly Recap: Religious Discrimination Uptick Exemplified by $260,000 Settlement by Shipping and Trucking Company to Sikh Workers and $175,000 Settlement for Racial Discrimination of San Diego Cop

We report an uptick in the number of religious discrimination cases in California. An interesting settlement this past week personifies the type of narrow minded and outdated policies that some California companies persist in enforcing. The case involves several truck drivers working for a large shipping and trucking c...

California Law Protects Employees Against Unlawful Retaliation

Say you complain to your supervisor that another co-worker is harassing you or that you are not getting adequate accommodations. The next day or next week your supervisor writes you up for being "unable to get along" in the workplace or reduces your hours if you are an hourly employee. You suspect that the write up or ...

Mocking Employees Places Wal-Mart in Hot Water After Charges of Disability Discrimination

An interesting case this week charges Wal-Mart with failing to prevent a hostile work environment and disability discrimination.  The former employee was a disabled forty-seven year old with cerebral palsy who had a long and proven track record of nineteen years working at Wal-Mart.  He even had a coach who trained h...

Age and Disability Discrimination in the Entertainment Industry

A California court this week heard arguments in a case by a former “The Young and the Restless” star who claims she was retaliated against. The Complaint’s main allegation is that Sony Pictures refused to rehire Actress victoria Rowell after she quit over supposed racial discrimination in the soap opera field. Ho...

New Updates on Accommodation, Retaliation, and California’s Family Rights Act

In this segment of ‘Weekly Employee Rights Update’, we aim to provide our employee subscribers with timely educational information from recent cases and laws. New Workplace Protection to Employees Requesting Accommodation: Last week, the California Assembly finalized its review of a bill that will revise portio...

Danz’ Weekly Five Employee Rights Update

In this segment of Danz' 'Weekly Five Employee Rights Update', we aim to provide our subscribers with a healthy dose of educational and timely information from recent cases and new laws. Enjoy. (1) Understanding Reasonable Accommodation: One of the of the most hotly contested areas within Employee Rights and D...

Nurse’s Reasonable Accommodation: Example of Workplace Discrimination

Recently, a court held that an employer must be fully responsive to a disabled employee's accommodation request when the request is for reassignment or risk workplace discrimination. The decision allowed a disabled nurse to take her case to the jury after her hospital unreasonably failed to reassign her to anothe...

Have You Been Discriminated Against By Your Employer Due to Your Pregnancy? U.S. Supreme Court is Currently Debating a Case with Enormous Consequences to Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

The main federal law protecting expecting parents is the Pregnancy Discrimination Act ("PDA"). Enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, PDA prohibits discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. Discriminatory action may come in the form of hiring (or non-hir...