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Discrimination

Jewelry Retail Company Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over Gender Discrimination

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

The saying goes that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but for many women who worked at Kay Jewelers or Jared, the work environment in which they sold diamonds was anything but friendly.  If you have followed the news about employment discrimination lawsuits, you can tell that many industries that have a reputation for… Read More »

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Protected Activities In California Employment Law

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

The goal of employment discrimination law is to ensure that employers treat workers fairly.  Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination against workers based on protected characteristics such as race, gender, religion, age, disability, and national origin.  Actions that can be considered discriminatory include refusal to hire, termination of employment, demotion, and various forms of… Read More »

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California Sexual Harassment Training Requirements

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Federal law prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace and provides a framework for filing complaints about it when it occurs, but it is up to each state to develop its own policies for preventing workplace sexual harassment.  From a legal perspective, sexual harassment at work is a form of employment discrimination based on the… Read More »

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Correctional Officer Files Racial Discrimination And Employer Retaliation Lawsuit

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Even if it is in your nature to give other people the benefit of the doubt and to bear slights patiently until the situation becomes unbearable, it is important to act quickly when you experience discrimination or employer retaliation at work.  If you are the target of an adverse action or hostile behavior related… Read More »

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Crane Operator Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Employer Who Denied Him Disability Accommodations

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

In employment law, retaliation is when an employer takes an adverse action against an employee in response to the employee engaging in a protected activity.  Examples of adverse actions include denying the employee a promotion or raise, subjecting the employee to undue scrutiny at work, an involuntary transfer of duties, work location, or work… Read More »

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San Diego Nurse Sues Former Employer Over Sexual Harassment And Retaliation

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Working as a nurse is stressful enough under the best circumstances.  The patients would not have gone to your workplace if they did not have a complaint that caused them to worry or to suffer physical discomfort.  There is rarely a moment of downtime during your shift; you must keep track of all your… Read More »

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Music Producer Sues Scooter Braun For Breach Of Contract Over Unpaid Royalties

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Every time you go to the supermarket, you hear pop songs on the radio that topped the charts years ago.  You probably know all the words to some of them, despite not especially being a fan of the artists and having never owned a record, cassette tape, or CD of the songs, depending on… Read More »

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A Decision By The California Supreme Court Just Made It Easier For Employees To Win Whistleblower Lawsuits

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Federal and state employment laws prohibit employer retaliation.  This means that your employer cannot fire you, demote you, or otherwise take adverse action against you to punish you for engaging in a protected activity.  Some examples of protected activities include requesting a family or medical leave pursuant to the federal Family and Medical Leave… Read More »

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Is There Still Time To Seek Repayment Of Debts Owed To Your Business?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Kitab al-Muwashsha is a social etiquette manual written in Iraq in the tenth century.  One of its chapters contains anecdotes and poems about how you should not promise to give people money and other assets that are not currently in your possession.  Most businesses today do not follow this advice, nor would it be… Read More »

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3 Personal Reasons For Business Partnership Disputes

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

The business partnership disputes you read about in the news tend to stem from egregiously dishonest or villainous actions, such as fraud, embezzlement, and misuse of confidential information.  Most businesses fall apart within a few years of being established, but it is usually not for such newsworthy reasons.  Most of the time, the business… Read More »

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