Genetic testing of employees

IBM announced this month that it will never use genetic data in its decisions to hire applicants or determine employee eligibility for its health care or benefits plans. Approximately 800 genetic tests are currently available, including those to test for certain...

Covert sex abuse of farmworkers

Sexual harassment and abuse against female farmworkers in the fields apparently often goes unnoticed. Attorneys for the EEOC claim that this occurs primarily because the majority of farmworkers have minimal knowledge of their legal rights, know little English, and are...

California Court of Appeals has expanded Workers’ Comp

Now, illegal immigrants injured on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits despite their legal status. The 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled in a case against Farmer Bros. Co., which had attempted to deny workers’ comp benefits to an...

Women and Work: Having it All

What is a “high achieving” person? As a member of the legal profession for nearly 30 years, I have witnessed a dramatic shift in the opportunities of women to enter the profession. Perhaps 5 or 10% of law school classes were female in the mid-seventies when I...
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