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Can workers be discriminated against for sexual orientation?

When you've read over a job vacancy or application before, you've likely seen a listing of different classes of people that are protected from discrimination under federal laws. They strictly prohibit a worker from being treated differently from others solely based on their age, race, national origin, disability or pregnancy status or religion. Sexual orientation isn't included on this list though.

The Family and Medical Leave Act: How to make a request

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is in place to protect an employee's legal right to take a leave from work for a variety of reasons, such as to deal with an illness, care for a newborn child or assist an injured or sick family member.

What are the different forms of pregnancy discrimination?

When you first learn that you are pregnant, it should be a joyful time. You are likely looking forward to sharing the news with everyone you know. However, you may be hesitant to inform your employer or coworkers about your pregnancy for fear of it affecting your career opportunities.

Is it legal to discriminate against employees based on their DNA?

Imagine you reported to a job interview, and your future boss asked you to spit into a cup. You don't have any strands of DNA that could produce a red hiring flag, so you get the job. The guy behind you, on the other hand, isn't so lucky. Although you're both the same in every respect, the other person has a DNA signature that your boss doesn't want.

Were you fired for being gay in California?

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees get the feeling in the workplace that their employer or co-workers treat them differently because of their sexual orientation. This can be a very frustrating and upsetting experience and one that you might feel powerless to do anything about.

What evidence can help prove employment discrimination?

Despite the many federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination, it still occurs at an alarming rate in California and other states. It is difficult in many cases to understand why employment discrimination still happens in this age of tolerance and acceptance. Some victims may even have difficulty determining if they are suffering discrimination or just imagining things.

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