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Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley — Will It End?

San Francisco employment discrimination lawyer Sonya Smallets discussed sexual harassment in Silicon Valley with the Mercury News
Employment discrimination lawyers have noticed an uptick in complaints about sexual harassment in Silicon Valley. A recent article in the Mercury News explores the recent explosion of sexual harassment allegations in the Bay Area. The article is based in […]

July 26th, 2017|Categories: Harassment|

What Is Pregnancy Discrimination in California?

When pregnancy discrimination occurs in the workplace, a San Francisco employment discrimination lawyer can help
Pregnancy discrimination is prohibited by both federal and state law. While the laws are similar, California law covers more employees than federal law. Employees who believe they have been treated unfavorably because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition should […]

July 19th, 2017|Categories: Discrimination|

Tips to Deal with Discrimination in the Workplace

San Francisco discrimination lawyers have some tips for employees who are dealing with workplace discrimination
Employees who believe they have been affected by discrimination in the workplace may have a legal remedy. Before pursuing that remedy, however, there are steps an employee might want to take. In some instances, there are actions an employee must take […]

July 6th, 2017|Categories: Discrimination|

Types of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Employees can turn to a San Francisco sexual harassment lawyer for help in coping with workplace harassment based on sex or gender identity
Sexual harassment at work is prohibited by state and federal law. While the law does not hold employers accountable for every objectionable act that might occur in the workplace, a San Francisco sexual […]

July 4th, 2017|Categories: Harassment|

What is Breach of an Employment Contract – What Should I Do Now?

Employees may want to seek legal advice from a San Francisco wrongful termination lawyer when an employer does not keep promises made in an employment contract
An employment contract is an agreement between an employer and employee with respect to the terms and conditions of the employee’s employment.

Employers and employees make employment contracts to assure that […]

June 30th, 2017|Categories: Wrongful Termination|

Identifying Discrimination in the Workplace

Learning how to identify employment discrimination can guide an employee’s decision to contact a San Francisco discrimination attorney
Employment discrimination means that an employee is treated less favorably based on the employee’s protected characteristic or because the employee belongs to a class of people who have historically been subjected to unfair treatment. A San Francisco employment […]

June 21st, 2017|Categories: Discrimination|

6 Ways an Employment Attorney Can Help

The San Francisco employment attorneys at Minnis & Smallets can help employees and executives with a variety of employment-related problems.
Executives and other employees may encounter situations during the course of their employment that leave them uncertain about their legal rights. Obtaining advice from an employment attorney in San Francisco can help resolve that uncertainty. Here […]

June 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Race-Based Wage Discrimination

When race is the explanation for differences in pay, a San Francisco employment lawyer can help employees obtain compensation

All employees want to be paid fairly. One aspect of fair pay is the principle that race should not influence compensation. Federal and California laws prohibit discrimination in compensation on the basis of race, color, national origin, […]

June 6th, 2017|Categories: Compensation Issues, Discrimination|

What is Workplace Retaliation

San Francisco employment lawyers explain how federal and California laws protect the right of employees to be free from unlawful retaliation
In California, there are laws prohibiting employers from retaliating against employees for engaging in protected activities. The San Francisco retaliation attorneys at Minnis & Smallets want employees to understand their rights so that they will […]

May 31st, 2017|Categories: Unlawful Termination|

3 Cases of Illegal Termination in California

A San Francisco wrongful termination lawyer can help employees who are unlawfully fired, as these examples illustrate
An illegal termination occurs when an employee is fired for a reason that violates the law. A San Francisco wrongful termination attorney can help employees identify whether their terminations were unlawful and can advise them about available remedies.

Here are […]

May 24th, 2017|Categories: Discrimination, Unlawful Termination, Whistleblower|