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4 Women Who Were Fired for Being Pregnant and Fought Back

4 Women Who Were Fired for Being Pregnant and Fought Back

Pregnancy discrimination has been illegal for decades. The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) was enacted in 1978. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) provides some of the strongest protections against pregnancy discrimination in the U.S....

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Post-Operative Firing May be Grounds for Suit

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: "My husband recently had two serious eye operations that required him to be absent from work for a total of four weeks over a six week period. He is in middle management at a construction/engineering company with...

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Will His Background Hurt Job Prospects?

by Patrick Mortimer Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: "My son has been unemployed for 10 months. He was last employed as a computer programmer with a large company, making an excellent salary. But he was let go, I suspect, because he went on a...

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Did Firm Discriminate Against Clerk

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: "I was employed as a clerk in an accounting firm before being laid off. On most days I worked nine hours. During the busy tax season I worked 10 or more hours each day and four hours on Saturdays. "I was not paid...

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Stopping Workplace Wrongs

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: "I am a contract recruiter working for a major aerospace company in California. At the time of writing this letter, I have been on assignment for 11 months. I am 40 years old with four years of experience in...

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