Workplace Discrimination Update; Changing Landscape of Pregnant Worker Discrimination and Employer Designation

In a recent Supreme Court decision, the workplace discrimination field of Pregnancy Discrimination changed overnight. The Court in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc. held that the burden shifting analysis of McDonnell Douglas, which has applied to disparate treatment cases since 1973, is now applicable to Preg...

2015 To Be Strongest for Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims

If 2014 is any indication, 2015 will be the strongest year yet for Whistleblower claims and retaliation protection.  Recent years showed an increase in government enforcement along with emergence of whistleblower and retaliation claims. With strengthened statutes and favorable case law, the landscape is ripe for...

New National Origin Workplace Discrimination Law in 2015

Employers May Not Discriminate Against Undocumented Workers Who Lawfully Obtain California Driver's Licenses: Workplace Discrimination Effective January 1, 2015, the Safe and Responsible Driver Act will allow more than one million unauthorized immigrants in California to obtain a driver's license. AB 1660 amen...

Sexual Harassment: Basics, Abusive Conduct, & Retaliation

Basics of Sexual Harassment Law in California Current law in California makes certain employment practices unlawful. These illegal practices include the sexual harassment of an employee directly by the employer or indirectly by agents of the employer with the employer's knowledge. The law requires employers t...