Category: Discrimination

Proving Age Bias is Hard but Not Impossible

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Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: “How do you prove age discrimination? If you’re applying for jobs and you sense you’re being screened out for being overqualified, is that legal? After a career in the private sector, I want to work in the public sector, but I’m afraid all people see is my age…


Unclear if Promotions Reflect Age Bias

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Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: “I have been employed by a major corporation for over 30 years, the last 27 years in a management position in one department. I have received glowing annual performance ratings from various supervisors who have headed the department. “Recently I found out that very quietly, without any announcement,…


Pregnancy Discrimination

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Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: “I am more than four months’ pregnant. My doctor has put me on bed rest because of extremely high blood pressure, passing out, dizziness and vomiting. Can my employer terminate me because of “hardship to the company” or when I return to work, reduce my pay and job…


Age Discrimination Illegal, Hard to Prove

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Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: “I was employed by a company for 17 years in an executive management position, then demoted to a sales representative with a contract for an assigned territory. “During the next nine months, the territory was reduced and there was not enough left to make a living. I was…


Post-Operative Firing May be Grounds for Suit

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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 well over 50 employees. He notified the personnel officer in writing…


Will His Background Hurt Job Prospects?

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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 drinking binge and did not report for work. “He…