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Employment Discrimination And Non-Disclosure Agreements In The Age Of The Silenced No More Act

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

For as long as seemingly anyone currently in the workforce can remember, employers have been using non-disclosure agreements to, among other aims, enable them to perpetuate practices of widespread discrimination based on protected characteristics and harassment and mistreatment of employees. Employees who find a) their requests for accommodations to which they are entitled denied,… Read More »

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Video Game Company’s $18 Million Settlement With EEOC Sheds Light On Consequences Of Gender Discrimination In The Workplace

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Now that independent contractor gigs are becoming more common while full-time employment positions are getting harder to find for many, the stress that comes with life in the gig economy is a growing problem. Lots of gig workers recharge between gigs by playing video games, and one of the biggest makers of those video… Read More »

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The Silenced No More Act Means That Employers Can No Longer Hide Behind Non-Disclosure Agreements To Conceal Their Mistreatment Of Workers

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

For every complaint about discrimination that an employer receives, there are usually dozens of other current and former employees who have received similar unfair treatment but have never spoken up about it. The reason that so few mistreated workers speak up about discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination is that employers often do anything they… Read More »

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit By Sheriff’s Deputy Who Alleges Retaliation For His Whistleblower Activities

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Employment discrimination law forbids employers to take adverse actions against an employee in retaliation for that employee engaging in a protected activity. Adverse actions include termination of employment, demotion or reassignment to undesirable tasks, denial of a promotion or pay raise, and creating a hostile work environment characterized by bullying and harassment. Protected actions… Read More »

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CA Jury Awards Passenger $7.2 Million After Delta Sold Him 4 Bottles Of Wine & Flagged Him For Frequent Use Of Lavatory

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, December 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bandary v. Delta Air Lines, Inc., 5:17-cv-01065-DSF-AS Two months after seeing his favorable verdict put on hold, Obagi Law Group, P.C.’s client Atef Bandary has received judgment on a $7.225 million verdict awarded by a unanimous Central District of California jury in his lawsuit against… Read More »

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How To Recognize Signs Of Pregnancy Discrimination In California

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace is more common than most people think. This form of discrimination occurs when a woman — either an employee or job applicant — is treated unfavorably because of: Pregnancy Childbirth Breastfeeding or another pregnancy-related medical condition A woman may be a victim of pregnancy discrimination when an employer takes… Read More »

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Can You Sue Your Employer If You Are Harassed When Working From Home?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

The number of people working from home remains steadily on the rise more than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in 2020. A report by Upwork projects that by 2025, more than 36 million Americans would be working remotely. That’s one in four Americans. In 2021, however, working from home is still a… Read More »

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California Nullifies Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) In Discrimination And Harassment Cases

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

In October 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the Silenced No More Act, a law nullifying non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in discrimination and harassment cases. When the law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2022, California workers who have been victims of workplace discrimination or harassment can speak up about their abuse despite… Read More »

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Can You Sue In California For Sexual Harassment Committed Online?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Sexual harassment can make the work environment hostile for the harassed person, regardless of whether it takes place online or during a face-to-face interaction. With an ever-increasing number of companies using online technology to communicate with employees and manage workflow, risk of becoming a victim of online sexual harassment is also on the rise…. Read More »

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What Questions Are Illegal To Ask At A Job Interview In California?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Unfortunately, many employers and employees in California do not know what questions are illegal to ask during a job interview. If you are looking for a job in California, it is vital to understand your rights during the hiring process. If you believe that you were asked an illegal question during a job interview,… Read More »

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