Criminal Records as a Reason to Discriminate

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    Criminal Records as a Reason to Discriminate

    Many hard-working San Bernadino residents have been arrested and/or convicted of crimes at one point in their lives. Maybe they were young and reckless, or they were arrested for a crime they did not commit. Perhaps the arrest was a wake up call for them to change their lives. No matter the reason for the arrest and/or conviction, it is unfair if these transgressions are held against them for the rest of their lives, especially during the job search. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,your CA employer cannot use your criminal record as part of a reason to discriminate [...]

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    San Bernadino Discrimination Lawyers

    San Bernardino County is the largest county in California and the contiguous United States California, with a population of over 2 million people and an area of 20,105 square miles. In fact, it is larger than the country of Costa Rica.  Located in southeast California, the thinly populated deserts and mountains of this vast county stretch from where the bulk of the county population resides, the roughly 480 square miles south of the San Bernardino Mountains in San Bernardino Valley, to the Nevada border and the Colorado River. Almost half of the population is Hispanic and there is an eclectic mix of other races living in [...]

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    Workplace Discrimination in Chino Hills, CA

    Chino Hills is a growing suburb located in the southwestern corner of San Bernardino County, California. The city borders Los Angeles County on its northwest side, Orange County to its south, and Riverside County to its southeast. With a population of around 75,000, and almost 30% of the residents of Hispanic heritage, the city is diverse. Chino Hills was ranked 68th in Money Magazine’s ”Best Places to Live 2005.” It is also the 6th highest income place in the United States with a population of 65,000 to 250,000 and was ranked as the 13th safest city in the United States in 2008 by the FBI.  While Chino Hills has a lot to offer young families, [...]

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    Whistleblower Protection for California Employees

    Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the state of California protects employees from unlawful retaliation for reporting discrimination, sexual harassment, or other kind of illegal activity in the workplace.  A recent California Supreme Court ruling greatly expanded employees rights to sue for retaliation for being a “whistleblower,” or a person who tells the public or someone in authority about alleged dishonest or illegal activities occurring in a government department, a public or private organization, or a company.  If your California employer has been retaliating against you for reporting unlawful behavior, contact an experienced Southern California employment law lawyer today. In California, [...]

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    Family and Medical Leave Act in California Workplaces

    Unfortunately for the victims of employment discrimination, unfair treatment in the workplace is common in California. Even with laws in place to protect you.  For example, according to the Family and Medical Leave Act, when you, a California employee, face a serious medical condition that requires treatment, you can take a leave of absence from your job without the threat of losing your job. Additionally, when you return to work from a protected medical leave, you are guaranteed to return to the same or a similar position. Aware of the rights California law affords him, a man recently found himself facing [...]