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Category: Discrimination

Discrimination is very painful when you experience it. Contact Minnis & Smallets for an initial consultation to review your claim.

Can an Employer Ask What My Disability Is?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) provide important protections to help ensure individuals with disabilities can find gainful employment. Many employers might not want to hire individuals with certain disabilities, but refusing to hire an employee because of the employee’s disability when…

What Are My Employment Rights if I Am or Become Pregnant?

Employees who are considering becoming pregnant or who are pregnant often have concerns about how a possible pregnancy may affect their employment. Fortunately, the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), as well as California’s Fair Employment and…

Buzzfeed Covers Discrimination Case Won by Sonya Smallets

A recent Buzzfeed News article credits Minnis & Smallets attorney Sonya Smallets for her efforts in litigating a workplace sexual discrimination case.   Ms. Smallets represented plaintiff Ciara Newton in her lawsuit against the Shell Martinez refinery. In the lawsuit, Ms. Newton alleged that she was subjected to harassment because of…

What “Reasonable Accommodations” Can I Request From My Employer?

Though many California employees are familiar with legal protections against discrimination in the workplace, there are some subtleties that workers may not know. One detail involves reasonable accommodations and the employer’s duty to make adjustments to workplace conditions. A California employment law attorney can explain in more detail, but answers…

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