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Employers cannot discriminate on the basis of gender

California employees should understand there is no place for discrimination in any type of workplace. Regardless of the type of job you have, you should never experience discrimination or negative treatment on the basis of your gender. If you are experiencing this treatment, you have the right to take action.

What if you're asked illegal questions in an interview?

Sometimes you don't even have to get hired by a company before you start experiencing discrimination. Too many people in positions of hirng employees don't know what subjects should be off-limits in interviews. Others know, but don't care or can't help themselves.

Discrimination at work isn't ever acceptable

There isn't ever a good reason for an employer to discriminate against someone based on things like gender, marital status or other protected statuses. When an employee is subjected to this type of atrocious behavior, he or she might decide that he or she is going to take legal action. This might be difficult to prove, but we are here to help you figure out what direction to take your case.

Will your boss accommodate your disability?

Your disability already complicates many activities other people may take for granted. Whether you have a physical or mental impairment, every day brings challenges and obstacles. Perhaps your disability is obvious, for example, if you use a wheelchair. However, you may be one of many who suffer from invisible impairments such as diabetes, bipolar disorder or hypertension.

Your employer can take steps to prevent workplace discrimination

If you love your job and wake up most days eager to arrive at your workplace, consider yourself one of the lucky ones in California. Many people say they are very dissatisfied with their current jobs, such as some who may have gone to college and earned degrees, then were forced into paid employment situations that have nothing to do with their academic backgrounds. Others are in the industries they want to be in but don't get along well with their bosses or co-workers.

When workplace discrimination leads to a wrongful termination

Wrongful terminations can happen for many reasons. For example, a worker could get unlawfully terminated in a way that violated his or her written or verbal contract, or in retaliation for reporting an environmental law violation. In some cases, it's easy to prove that wrongful termination occurred because there's a clear paper trail to support the terminated employee's claims. In other cases, it's a little more difficult to prove, for example in the case of discrimination.

When it comes to work, what does your age have to do with it?

Do you ever feel like your employer avoids giving you assignments, refuses to promote you or offers you unfair benefits -- among other things -- because of how old you are? If so, you may be entitled to file an age discrimination claim against the responsible parties. In California and elsewhere, your age is not a reason for an employer to discriminate against you.

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