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Employment Law in the News: Can NFL Players Be Fired Over Protests?

An intriguing question regarding unlawful termination has been making headlines lately: Are NFL team owners legally able to fire players who use time on the field to protest social injustices? Despite ...
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What Whistle Blowers Should Know About Employer Retaliation

Whistle blowers are protected from retaliation by law. If you are involved in a whistle blowing case, hire an employee rights attorney in San Jose to ensure that you are not subject to any unlawful ...
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Employee Termination Mistakes to Avoid

It’s not common for an employer to enjoy firing someone. But if it’s not done correctly, a termination can lead to a far greater headache for the company. Unlawful termination claims filed ...
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Know Your Rights After Reporting Workplace Violations

Whistleblowers provide invaluable services to the country. By exposing corporate wrongdoing, whistleblowers may help protect consumers, patients, or the environment, or they may save millions of ...
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Standing Up Against Age Discrimination at Work

Age discrimination is prohibited under federal and state law, but countless employees suffer its effects regardless. If you’re age 40 or older, you should know how to identify the signs of age ...
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Highlighting the Laws Against Workplace Harassment

Many companies have workplace policies that prohibit harassment, but filing a complaint with human resources isn’t the only remedy available to wronged employees. When certain criteria are met, ...
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Political Speech at Work: What Is and Isn't Protected

In a highly charged political climate, many people wonder if they have the right to engage in political speech at work. Can your boss fire you for saying you don’t like his or her candidate? Can ...
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What Is a Hostile Work Environment?

Hostile work environment is a term that you may have heard used on many different occasions, but in most instances, the workplaces people are describing do not actually meet the legal definition of ...
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Examining the Laws Against Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

Federal laws prohibit religious discrimination in the workplace against both employees and job applicants. These laws forbid an employer from considering a person’s religious beliefs when making ...
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Can You Be Fired for Taking Family Medical Leave?

The Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, allows employees to take unpaid time off from work for qualified medical reasons, from childbirth to a surgery. Each year, an employee is entitled to 12 weeks of ...
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A Look at Wage Theft Lawsuits

Wage theft occurs when an employee is underpaid or denied overtime pay to which they are entitled. Because there has been an increase in reports of wage theft, employment law attorneys in San Jose, CA ...
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Fighting Back Against Gender Bias in the Workplace

Federal and state laws protect workers from a number of different forms of discrimination in the workplace, including gender bias. If you think that your employer is biased against you on the basis of ...
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Signs of Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

The law offers protections for pregnant women from discrimination in the workplace. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, knowing the signs of this kind of discrimination can help you ...
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What Is the Procedure for Reporting Workplace Discrimination?

Workplace discrimination can take many forms, from harassment because of age, religion, or gender to wrongful termination. A number of federal, state, and local laws protect you from being victimized ...
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Common Reasons for Wrongful Termination

Although employers have a fair amount of latitude for firing employees, there are reasons that are not legally acceptable for ending someone’s employment. When employees are fired for one of ...
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How We Can Help You Build Employee Training Policies

The Law Office of Phillip J. Griego offers comprehensive employment law advice in San Jose, CA. Our labor attorney works closely with employers to conduct a thorough assessment of local companies and ...
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What California Workers Need to Know About Workplace Retaliation

Working and earning a living can be an empowering experience. Unfortunately, not all employees work for employers who treat them fairly and equally, and in a manner that is compliant with federal and ...
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What You Need to Know About Sexual Orientation Discrimination at Work

The federal government has failed to act on laws that protect employees against sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace, but many states have laws that do give employees these rights. In ...
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Is Your Political Speech Protected at Work?

Most people are aware that employment law protects them from being harassed at work based on gender, religion, race, and other protected statuses, but they are often less knowledgeable about what the ...
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Understanding Arbitration

Arbitration is a legally binding way to settle disputes outside of the courtroom. When you hire a lawyer to provide arbitration services in San Jose, CA, he or she will represent you in the ...
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Common Reasons for Wrongful Termination

If you feel you may have been the victim of unlawful termination, you should seek legal counsel as soon as possible. A civil rights attorney in San Jose, CA, can review your case to determine if you ...
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Answering Questions About Whistleblower Protections

A qui tam lawsuit may be brought under the False Claims Act with the assistance of information provided by a whistleblower. Whistleblowers are individuals who expose acts of wrongdoing. For example, a ...
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What to Do if You Face Workplace Retaliation after a Discrimination Complaint

In addition to protecting you against discrimination, employment law also protects you from being the victim of retaliation for speaking up when your rights or the rights of someone else are violated ...
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Common Signs of Workplace Discrimination

Many people picture workplace discrimination as something obvious that occurs in dramatic incidents that are impossible to deny. In reality, it is often more insidious and difficult to identify. The ...
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Comparing Mediation and Arbitration

If you are involved in a family law dispute or a dispute in the workplace, your attorney may recommend mediation or arbitration services in San Jose, CA. Could one of these processes help you settle ...
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