201408.27
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When merely considering your rights can get you fired!

Employers may be reluctant to admit that their policies are designed to shut workers out of our civil justice system. But there is no denying their intent. Consider this example. Elizabeth is a widow with five children who came into my office this spring. Since the death of her husband a few years ago, she…
201310.16
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New California law protects immigrant workers from threat of deportation for exercising employment rights

http://celavoice.org/2013/10/15/new-california-law-protects-immigrant-workers-from-threat-of-deportation-for-exercising-employment-rights/
201308.30
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Subsidizing our food supply on the backs of the working class

The fast-food workers’ protests for higher wages last month triggered a national debate about workers’ compensation, price of food, and the role of the statutory minimum wage.  Thousands of fast-food workers have been holding one-day strikes from New York to several Midwestern cities, demanding $15 an hour – more than twice the federal minimum wage….
201210.01
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California Passes Law Protecting Religious Garb, Grooming in the Workplace

On September 8, 2012, California Governor, Jerry Brown, signed into law AB 1964 to amend Section 12926 of the California Government Code (part of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act), clarifying the employment rights of employees wearing turbans, beards and hijabs in observance of their religious beliefs. California law protects individuals from employment discrimination…
201208.16
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Hotel Shangri-La Found Liable for Discrimination in Violation of California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act – $1.2 Million In Statutory Damages

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a discrimination lawsuit brought by a group of young supporters of a nonprofit organization, the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, against Shangri-La Hotel in Santa Monica.  Plaintiffs alleged that in the middle of a pool party organized by the group, the owner of the hotel, who is…
201207.31
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Shangri-La Hotel in Santa Monica is Facing Civil Rights Lawsuit for Discrimination

Under the California Civil Rights Laws, Unruh Civil Rights Act, it is illegal for any business establishment to deny equal and free access to a person based on his or her sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or sexual orientation. Shangri-La hotel in Santa Monica is facing…