No Jury for You Most employees expect their employers to treat them fairly. They work hard; they get great reviews on their performance. Everything is going great. Then something happens. A supervisor begins to discriminate against them. When they experience such discrimination, employees believe they have the right to sue their employer for violating their […]Continue reading

California’s Equal Pay & Fair Pay Acts: If you’ve read our previous posts on the topic, you will know that the State of California enacted legislation taking aim at pay disparity between genders in the workforce. Here’s a quick summary from the California Department of Industrial Relations: For decades now, the California Equal Pay Act […]Continue reading

Defining and understanding harassment and retaliation Most people know that laws exist to protect employees from discrimination and harassment. However, many don’t understand how these laws operate to provide such protection. Nor do they always understand the relationship between unlawful harassment and discrimination, or how subsequent retaliation ties in. The concepts themselves are two of the […]Continue reading

The Issues Potential clients often call us with stories of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior at work. These narratives may include descriptions of a really “handsy” supervisor, or crude comments by a co-worker.  People also describe “harassment” that isn’t unlawful at all.  Whatever their stories, people call us with the hope that we may be able to help. Many of these […]Continue reading