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Assistant To Filmmaker Sues Film Production Company, Alleging Racial Discrimination

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Whether or not you like the style of action-packed dramas about the criminal underworld that Randall Emmett and his film production companies produce is a matter of personal taste, but everyone can agree that he has been successful at getting a large number of films out of development and onto the silver screen.  He… Read More »

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The Cal State Ban On Caste Discrimination And The Ensuing Controversy

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent pieces of federal and state legislation have attempted to ban employment discrimination based on an employee’s physical characteristics, family background, beliefs, and aspects of the employee’s personal life unrelated to work.  The language in statutes and case law has expanded the list of protected characteristics over… Read More »

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Is Remote Work A Reasonable Accommodation For Employees With Disabilities?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Federal and state employment laws, including the employment-related provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability, among other protected characteristics.  The law requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities when the employee requests such accommodations.  It is up to the employer and… 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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Temp Workers And Employment Discrimination

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Working for a temporary staffing agency is certainly better than being out of a job, but it is not a cushy job by any stretch of the imagination.  Going all the way through the application and interview process only yields you a few paychecks before the temporary assignment ends, and then you are back… Read More »

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Orders Drug Enforcement Administration To Pay Settlement To 71 Women Who Were Unfairly Denied Promotions

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Employees who file discrimination complaints may cite any of a variety of adverse actions that their employers took against them on the basis of a protected characteristic, such as race, sex, religion, country of origin, or age.  One example of an adverse action is denial of promotions and raises.  If you notice a connection… Read More »

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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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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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