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Study: 3 men, 3 ages, but only the oldest treated differently

A go-getter, competitive and assertive personality is one that employers value in the workplace, right? It might depend on the industry or the job position; that is true. According to a recent research study, it also depends on your age. The older someone is, the less assertive people expect them to be -- at least according to the study.

2 fired coaches sue soccer team for race discrimination

Generally, we're used to seeing racial discrimination cases based on prejudice against workers who are Latinos, African Americans and other racial minorities. Sometimes, however, a Caucasian can complain of discrimination at the hands of a Latino or other racial group that constitutes a majority under the particular circumstances. That's the situation in a race discrimination case just filed against a Major League soccer team, Chivas USA, in a California court.

Gay club faces sexual orientation discrimination suit

A California nightclub is facing a serious lawsuit filed by former employees. Micky's is well-known as one of the top West Hollywood gay nightclubs, but has experienced a wide range of legal troubles in the past. The current lawsuit is on behalf of nine former employees, and includes claims of racial discrimination and sexual orientation discrimination.

California high court rules in discrimination case

San Diego readers might have read or heard news stories involving an employee alleging wrongful termination or employment discrimination. Yet few may realize how hard it can be to prepare convincing evidence needed to win on this type of claim.

Fewer than 20 percent of Americans with disabilities are employed

According to labor and employment data from the government, about 29 million Americans who have a disability are of the appropriate age to work in California and throughout the country. However, only about 18 percent of these disabled individuals are employed. This means that out of the nearly 30 million people who have disabilities and are of the appropriate age to work, only a little over 5 million have jobs.

California woman says she was harassed at work because she is white

A California woman recently filed a lawsuit against her former employer citing racial discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. The woman claims that she was fired from her job because she is white and because she had filed a complaint about being harassed by other workers.

Woman says job was eliminated at Oprah's network due to pregnancy

Before becoming pregnant, a senior director of scheduling and acquisitions at Oprah Winfrey's OWN network seemed to be on her way to landing the vice president position at the network. The employee had received great performance reviews while working for OWN, and she was even told that she was "on track" for being promoted to a vice president position.

Burger King pays teen $25,000 in religious discrimination lawsuit

Employers in San Diego have the power to fire employees who aren't complying with company policies or doing their jobs properly. Yet, when a company terminates employment, employers must make sure their reasons for terminating employees are lawful.