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Video Game Company Pays $54 Million Settlement After Numerous Employees Allege Discrimination

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Sometimes the jobs that look like the most fun are the most unpleasant places to work.  When you visited Disneyland as a child, you probably dreamed of working there as a costumed character.  Of course, having to wear full-body costumes in the summer heat to portray an anthropomorphic animal character is enough to deter… Read More »

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Business Adviser Sues Recording Artist for Nonpayment of Contractual Obligations

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Some recording artists save their best riffs for songs about how, in the entertainment industry, talk is cheap, everyone is fake, and everything is a lie.  Just by reading the titles of “The Stroke” by Billy Squier and “Have a Cigar” by Pink Floyd will have their riffs stuck in your head, with no… Read More »

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School District Employee Files Racial Discrimination Lawsuit After Losing Out on Promotion in Favor of Less Qualified Employee

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

If you have a public sector job that you have held for more than a few years, you are in a better position than most people.  You have more job security and more generous health insurance benefits than most people have, and you might even have a retirement pension; this counts as an embarrassment… Read More »

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Does Offensive Music Make a Hostile Work Environment

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

We are approaching the time of year when Christmas carols start playing on the speaker systems of virtually every restaurant and retail store.  No matter how much holiday cheer you possess, and no matter how delightful it is when neighbors knock on your door and sing “Deck the Halls” in harmony in exchange for… Read More »

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Breach of Contract Lawsuits Between a Nonprofit Organization and a Corporation

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

The beauty of operating a nonprofit organization is that it serves some purpose other than making its owners wealthy. In order to accomplish their goals, nonprofits often make agreements with for-profit businesses, and it is wise to formalize these agreements with legally enforceable contracts.  Whether you agree to pick up the leftovers from a… Read More »

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Court Orders Company to Pay $1.2 Million to Warehouse Employee Who Suffered Bullying by Coworkers

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Adults often reassure children that the teasing they endure from their classmates about things that employment law would consider protected characteristics, such as their physical appearance or manner of speaking, are a sign of immaturity.  Unfortunately, it is usually wishful thinking to assume that, just because people are old enough to be in the… Read More »

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Woman Sues Employer Over Gender-Based Pay Discrimination

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

The gender pay gap is well known.  Women get paid less than men of similar professional background in exchange for the same work.  Comedians of both sexes make jokes about it, and some people even commemorate the day each year by which women’s pay catches up to the amount that men earned by the… Read More »

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New Law Gives California Employees the Benefit of the Doubt in Employer Retaliation Claims

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Many cases of employment discrimination follow a familiar story.  The employee does not feel welcome in the work environment from the start.  Her direct supervisor seems to find fault with her about issues great and small, and coworkers make derogatory comments about the employee’s race, gender, or family status on a frequent basis, and… Read More »

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Can an Employer Discriminate Against You Because You Are Not Good Looking Enough?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Everyone knows that you are not supposed to judge people based on their physical appearance, but most of us do not apply that precept consistently in our daily lives.  Finding a community of people who judge each other based on their actions instead of their looks is sounding more and more like a utopian… Read More »

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Abusive Treatment by an Employer Is Still Abuse, Even When It Is Not Discrimination

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Many employment discrimination lawsuits arise from work environments where a work supervisor harasses employees because of one or more protected characteristics of the employees, such as their race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or family status.  To file a discrimination complaint against your employer, you must first contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, whereupon… Read More »

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