Religious Discrimination Protections

Religious Discrimination Protections

Q. What protections do I have at work against discrimination based on my religion? A. In California, employers are prohibited from discriminating against applicants and employees based on religion. “Religion” or “religious creed” is broadly defined under California...

What Are My Rights Under the California Equal Pay Act?

The California Equal Pay Act requires equal pay for members of both sexes for doing essentially the same work. The Act has been in effect for many years but recent amendments have strengthened it. Formerly, the Equal Pay Act prohibited different pay for “equal” work....
Exempt Employee and Overtime Pay

Exempt Employee and Overtime Pay

Q. How do I know if I have been properly classified as an exempt employee who is not entitled to overtime pay? A. In California, exempt employees are not entitled to various forms of compensation, like overtime pay. There are various specified exemptions under...
Disability Allowances at Work

Disability Allowances at Work

Q. I have an illness and require accommodations at work. What are my rights? A. California law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees due to a disability, which includes failing to reasonably accommodate a disability. Once an employer has notice of...
Is Your Employer Engaged in Unlawful Behavior?

Is Your Employer Engaged in Unlawful Behavior?

Q. My employer is engaging in behavior which, I believe, is against the law. I feel obligated to say something but am afraid of losing my job. What are my rights? A. California law protects employees who disclose information that the employee reasonably believes vio...