San Francisco Employment Lawyer Discusses Discrimination Complaints
Workplace discrimination can take many forms, including lack of promotion, unwarranted poor performance reviews and unfair hiring practices. Many Bay Area employees feel helpless in the face of workplace discrimination; fortunately, however, an experienced employment lawyer can assist you in filing your claim to receive compensation. Continue reading
Appropriate Office Behavior and Etiquette Tips from Bay Area Lawyer
Over the years, Bay Area workplace etiquette has changed dramatically, and harassment claims have become an increasingly common occurrence. The workplace is supposed to be a calm and constructive environment, but that atmosphere of positivity can be degraded quickly, if employees fail to follow workplace etiquette standards. Additionally, managers need to set positive examples and enforce company, state, and federal rules in a prompt and effective manner. Avoid a harassment claim at your business by considering these battle-tested tips from an experienced San Francisco employment lawyer. Continue reading
San Francisco Employment Lawyer Describes Unfair Hiring Practices
Bay Area employment attorneys have been pondering an ironic story that’s recently gotten a fair share of media oxygen. Officials at the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing—the Golden State’s agency in charge of watchdogging unfair hiring practices—have themselves been accused of unfair hiring and promoting at the agency.
Harassment and Discrimination at Work
Many people falsely believe that discrimination only happens during the hiring or firing process, but workplace discrimination can occur during any aspect of employment. Unfortunately, the burden often falls on the individual worker to decide how to handle unfair treatment or an act of discrimination. Often, victims find it hard to ask for help or to know where to go to report discrimination. It is important that individuals contact an employment lawyer to represent them to protect their rights and simplify the process. Continue reading
Workplace Discrimination Law and Pregnancy
An employment discrimination and harassment attorney with the Law Offices of Daniel Vega can help you deal with the terrible effects of pregnancy discrimination. Continue reading
Pregnancy Employment Discrimination
Whether you are four weeks or five months into your pregnancy, now is the time to consider your maternity leave. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), pregnant women have a variety of rights. The FMLA legislation, passed in 1993, guarantees unpaid job leave for up to 12 weeks. This protection only applies for pregnant women who work in companies with 50-plus employees. (There are some exceptions to this rule. Elementary and secondary school teachers are covered, no matter what, as are certain government workers.)
You should know and protect your rights under the FMLA to prevent employment discrimination.
As a Bay Area employee, you want to get down to work and to avoid creating friction with a new boss. However, if you too rapidly sign an arbitration agreement, you could limit your rights and remedies, if you ever suffer discrimination or lose your job due to unfair or dubious circumstances. When you agree to arbitration, you often give up your right to settle disputes via lawsuit. This means that you will not get to take your case before a jury or judge. Continue reading