Category: Discrimination

Military Lifts Discriminatory Ban Against Transgender Individuals

Military Lifts Discriminatory Ban Against Transgender Individuals

On June 30, 2016, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced a historic change in policy for the U.S. military. Going forward, there will no longer be a ban on transgender individuals serving openly in the armed forces. The end of the ban now places gender identity on...
I Think I Was Fired for Being Pregnant. Can I Sue?

I Think I Was Fired for Being Pregnant. Can I Sue?

It’s a wonderful thing to bring a new life into the world, but some employers don’t give pregnant employees the respect and consideration they deserve. Certain misguided employers may treat pregnancy as a handicap — a detriment to the performance of one’s job...
5 Rights Pregnant Employees Have in the Workplace

5 Rights Pregnant Employees Have in the Workplace

Historically, women have been discriminated against and suffered harassment in the workplace because of pregnancy. As a result of these injustices, federal and state laws have been enacted to protect pregnant employee rights. In California, pregnant employees are...
Contacting a Lawyer for a Pregnancy Discrimination Case

Contacting a Lawyer for a Pregnancy Discrimination Case

If you are a pregnant employee, you don’t have to suffer discrimination in the workplace. You have rights under the law. It is a violation of state and federal laws for your employer to discriminate against you on the basis of pregnancy in any aspect of your...