It’s as Easy as It Can Be: Just Ask Your Friend the EEOC

Effective May 1, 2011, the new EEOC regulations defining disability discrimination and accommodation rights will go into effect.  See 29 Code of Federal Regualtions, Part 1630.As a California employee rights attorney, I have studiously limited my disability cases to...

“Oh GINA, GINA, Goddess of Love That You Are”

OK, you don’t remember that song, or more likely, never heard it.  It’s from the 60s.  Now fast forward to the 21st Century.  GINA is the “Genetic Iformation Nondiscrimination Act of 2008.”  Basically, the Act provides that genetic information...

Rolling the Discrimination Dice

Club One Casino is alleged by a discrimination complaint filed by Casino workers to have reduced their hours of employment because of their Asian race and ancestry.  The Action is filed in Fresno County Superior Court of California.A separate suit, filed by the same...

Changing Roles

Occasionally this “employee rights” lawyer will change roles to defend an employer.  Why would I do that?  For several reasons.  First, it pays.  Secondly, it informs:  I learn to see the world more clearly through the eyes of the employer, and to come out...

Credibility Builders

As chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association, I have the privilege of serving our membership by arranging for topic speakers at each monthly meeting.  This month, the topic was “The Crown Jewel of Your Case” and...
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