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December 2012 Archives

Pregnancy discrimination verdict involving Lucasfilm is tossed

Although there are laws in place in the U.S. to protect against discrimination in the workplace, the practice continues. And as we mentioned earlier this week on our San Diego employment law blog, even when someone believes that they have been discriminated against in the workplace, it can still be difficult to prove that an employer has violated any employment laws.

EEOC: Dillard's illegally requested medical details from workers

Many workers in San Diego are allowed to take a sick day here and there when they need to recuperate from an illness. And when employees suffer from illnesses or injuries that require more than just a couple of days off of work, they may even be eligible to take an extended sick leave or medical leave without having to worry about losing their jobs.

Language discrimination on the rise in the U.S., EEOC claims

Thousands of workers are employed in San Diego, and many of them come from different ethnic backgrounds and speak different languages. Because the workplace can be so diverse, employers need to be sure their workplaces are tolerant of other cultures in order to avoid discrimination on the basis of national origin.

Worker with prosthetic leg files disability discrimination suit

Physical or mental disabilities can make certain tasks more challenging for folks in San Diego, but a disability does not necessarily mean that an individual is incapable of working.

How is sexual harassment defined in California?

Let's take a look at how sexual harassment is defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In the workplace, sexual harassment is defined as "unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature."

Techie world's want of 20-something CEOs results in discrimination

While it's common knowledge that age discrimination is illegal in San Diego workplaces, it's also fairly difficult to prove such allegations against employers in California who use age as a factor to rule out an otherwise-qualified job candidate or candidate for promotion.