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Category Archives: Workplace Discrimination

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION – HOLD EMPLOYERS RESPONSIBLE

An employer can now be held liable for disability discrimination even when it truly (but mistakenly) believes an employee cannot perform his or her duties. In its recent decision in Wallace v. County of Stanislaus, the California 5th District Court of Appeal considered whether the County of Stanislaus could be held liable for disability discrimination…

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Age Discrimination May Be Stalking You at Work

Age discrimination is becoming the primary concern of many older workers, according to a recent AARP survey of workers in New York City. The responses indicate that at least 46& are concerned while more than 48% state they have either directly experienced such discrimination, or witnessed it affecting a family member or friend who has…

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What to do if you believe you have a workplace-related complaint?

Employees sometimes find themselves victims of actions at their workplaces that are discriminatory, harassing, and/or illegal, and that make it very hard, even impossible, to continue to work under such terrible conditions. The first thing to do is to recognize that such actions are likely illegal, and that you have rights to be free of…

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Workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation

In light of the recent news concerning California’s Prop 8, it seems prudent to bring attention to issues related to workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. This includes being treated differently or harassed because of your real or perceived sexual orientation — whether gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or heterosexual. While Federal laws tend to have…

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