CA Employment Law FAQ

Category: Employment Labor Law FAQ

What qualifies as sexual harassment at work?

Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination on the basis of sex, gender or sexual orientation that violates the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, unwelcome touching,

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What qualifies as discrimination?

Workplace discrimination can be defined as negative treatment by an employer toward an employee or group of employees because of their protected class status (including race, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, pregnancy, genetic information, disability, and military and veteran status). Discrimination also includes harassment.

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What is the ADEA?

The ADEA is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, a U.S. federal law that forbids age discrimination against applicants or employees who are 40 years or older. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces the ADEA. The ADEA prohibits age discrimination in hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions,

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What is national origin discrimination under Title VII?

National origin discrimination under Title VII makes it unlawful to discriminate against any job applicant or employee because of their actual or perceived birthplace, ancestry, culture or linguistic characteristics related to an ethnic group, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC enforces the federal law under

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What is an “at will” work state?

“At will” employment status stipulates that the employer can legally terminate the worker without just cause or warning. California is an at will work state, meaning that all employers in California have the authority to fire employees for any reason or no reason. In an at will work state, the

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