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Monthly Archives: April 2018

EqualPay

California Women Continue to Struggle for Equal Pay in Public, Private Employment

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

“Equal pay for equal work” has been a longstanding goal of federal and state laws designed to eliminate the wage gap between men and women in the workplace. Unfortunately, simply passing laws does not magically undo the effects of decades of employment discrimination. Even in California, a state that is noted for its progressive… Read More »

Marijuana

Is It Legal to Discriminate Against an Employee Who Uses Medical Marijuana in California?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

California law traditionally protects employees from workplace discrimination based on a medical condition. But the law also permits employers to conduct drug testing of employees, under certain circumstances, to screen for the presence of illegal drugs. This can present a problem for patients who require medical marijuana to treat a legitimate medical condition. Although… Read More »

Discrim5

Will California Take Steps to Stop “Familial Status” Discrimination?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Although laws prohibiting sex discrimination in employment have been on the books in California for decades, women still face an uphill battle in many workplaces to be free from discrimination. One reason for this is that while some employers may not harbor any bias against women in general, they may still feel that certain… Read More »

Disabled

Working with a Disability: Your Rights as a Employee in California

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

With the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act nearly three decades ago, employees working for covered employers gained protections from discrimination on the basis of their disability as well as assurances of the rights to accommodations for their disability. In California, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) contains even stronger protections for… Read More »

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