Now that we are in 2018, you may think that people are, on the whole, more enlightened and, therefore, less likely to indulge in discriminatory behavior. Sadly, as you may already be aware, this is not the case. In fact, according to the Anti-Defamation League, anti-Semitic behavior increased by 57% in 2017, representing the largest […]read more
Any California worker who has been on the job hunt knows that it is not always easy to negotiate starting pay. For women, who are often socialized to be less demanding, their gender can work against them in these negotiations, which can impact long-term earning potential. In a current lawsuit against Google alleging that the […]read more
Residents and workers in California just like you have the right to live and work where you are comfortable, uninhibited by race, creed, religion, and other personal decisions or labels. However, you should also be aware of disparate impact and how it might affect you as an employee. Defined by the Legal Dictionary as the […]read more
California businesses will need to begin complying with new state regulations that help to protect transgender and non-gender-conforming employees in the workplace. July 1 marks the beginning of new regulations from the Department of Fair Employment & Housing taking effect. According to a press release from DFEH, transgender employees must be able to use the […]read more
Although women have made many strides in business in decades past, NBC News reports that in California, women on average make 89 cents for every dollar a man earns in the same job. This discrepancy is the lowest in the nation, but that does not make it fair to pay a woman less than a […]read more
Between Uber, Lyft, Postmates and countless other apps, more workers are turning to the on-demand or “gig economy” for temporary or even semi-permanent employment. But, as workers and consumers embrace these technologies, new questions arise in regards to worker safety. States across the country are grappling with this issue. At the center of the debate: […]read more
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform plan on taking up a new bill that addresses LGBT rights in the workplace. The debate is planned for July 12th and it is widely expected to pass Committee. The bill, the First Amendment Defense Act, would allow businesses, governments, and other entities that receive taxpayer funds […]read more
Protections against workplace discrimination don’t start after you are hired. Rather, these protections, guaranteed under Title VII legislation, begin the moment you seek employment. It regulates both the assessment of resumes, interview process, and job placement and even before all of that when the advertisement for the job is placed. Every step of employment from […]read more
Pregnancy is not a valid reason to punish an employee. Pregnancy is meant to be a terrifyingly wonderful time because you are ushering in a new life, not because you are worried about how your boss will take it. It is unlawful for an employer to harass you due to your pregnancy. Harassment can take […]read more
Throughout California and, indeed, the United States as a whole, a huge number of workers endure conditions that are simply unacceptable. Whether they are being paid too little or forced to work for too long or being subject to a hostile or unsafe work environment, it is something no one should have to put up […]read more
Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.
To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.