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Monthly Archives: November 2022

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House Of Representatives Passes Bill To Increase Whistleblower Protections For Federal Employees

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would prevent retaliatory investigations against federal employees who notify their supervisors of wrongdoing at their places of employment and who speak directly to Congress about such wrongdoing.  All Democratic members of the House voted in favor of the bill, as did the… Read More »

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California Enacts Law Prohibiting Employer Retaliation Against Employees Who Refuse To Report To Work During Emergencies

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Being a responsible adult involves honoring your promises, even when you don’t feel like it.  When you sign an employment contract or accept a job on an at-will employment basis, you are agreeing to be present at your worksite when scheduled to work.  Employment laws and the policies of individual companies outline the situations… Read More »

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The Most Common Types Of Employment Discrimination Complaints

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

An investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a prerequisite to filing a lawsuit against your employer for workplace discrimination, wrongful termination of employment, or employer retaliation.  Even if you are able to resolve your case without going to court, it is a good idea to hire a lawyer before you initiate… Read More »

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Marketing Director Fired From CalArts Drops Age Discrimination Lawsuit

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Nowadays, and in certain professions, it is common to find people in their 70s, and even older, with no plans to retire.  These tend to be the kinds of jobs that people pursue for reasons other than money, the professions that people pursue because they love helping others or because the job gives them… Read More »

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California Court Awards Woman $36 Million After Ex-Husband Killed Their 2 Kids In Insurance Fraud Scheme

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 19, 2022) — Obagi Law Group’s client, whose ex-husband killed their two sons by intentionally driving them off a Port of Los Angeles wharf in 2015, has been awarded $36 million in a Los Angeles County Superior Court. The judgment, entered on Oct. 11, calls for Eli F. Elmezayen, along with… Read More »

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Employer Retaliation Against Employees Who Request Disability Accommodations

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Requesting reasonable accommodations for a disability is a legally protected action; this means that it is against the law for employers to retaliate against employees who request accommodations, such as by harassing the employee at work or terminating the employee’s employment.  It is not against the law, however, for the employer not to make… Read More »

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