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2014

5 Things We Can Learn From the Recent Cargill Settlement

5 Things We Can Learn From the Recent Cargill Settlement 150 150 Shegerian Law

Agribusiness mogul Cargill recently fended off allegations of hiring discrimination, agreeing to compensate disgruntled workers with back pay and new job offers as available. The Department of Labor (DOL) claimed…

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Shegerian & Associates Founder Cites UNC Student Athlete Literacy Scandal as “Important Warning Against Whistleblower Retaliation”

Shegerian & Associates Founder Cites UNC Student Athlete Literacy Scandal as “Important Warning Against Whistleblower Retaliation” Shegerian Law

Carney R. Shegerian, founder of Shegerian & Associates, a Santa Monica-based law firm specializing in employee rights, has issued a statement aimed at all employees and employers in light of…

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Unconscious Bias: The Benign Mask of Modern Workplace Discrimination

Unconscious Bias: The Benign Mask of Modern Workplace Discrimination 150 150 Shegerian Law

Employment discrimination need not be blatant to be considered illegal; even subtle instances could lead to a successful claim. That’s what the plaintiff in Marsian v. Springfield Transit Management, Inc.,…

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Promotion Discrimination: Know Your Rights

Promotion Discrimination: Know Your Rights 150 150 Shegerian Law

The benefits of a promotion can be considerable. Salary increases alone make them worthwhile, but the increase of respect from peers and notoriety within the company are also desirable advantages.…

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California Law and Unpaid Interns: New Legislation in the Works

California Law and Unpaid Interns: New Legislation in the Works 150 150 Shegerian Law

A bill to ban sexual harassment in the workplace toward unpaid interns was proposed in California in January. The bill introduced by Assemblywoman Nancy Walker (D-Berkley), will, for the first…

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5 Ways to Address Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

5 Ways to Address Sexual Harassment in the Workplace 150 150 Shegerian Law

Sexual harassment is governed by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII prohibits discrimination based on several protected categories including, color, race and most importantly gender.…

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66-year-old man awarded $26 million in age discrimination lawsuit against Staples

66-year-old man awarded $26 million in age discrimination lawsuit against Staples Shegerian Law

In what an attorney says is the largest award of its kind in Los Angeles legal history, a 66-year-old man was awarded $26 million by a jury that found he…

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Discrimination by Association: The Broad Reach of Employment Discrimination Cases

Discrimination by Association: The Broad Reach of Employment Discrimination Cases 150 150 Shegerian Law

Many familiar with the employment discrimination landscape already know that American citizens are protected from discrimination based on age, race, religion, national origin, color and disability under federal and state…

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Shegerian & Associates Founder Applauds Proposed Bill Targeting Caregiver Discrimination in California

Shegerian & Associates Founder Applauds Proposed Bill Targeting Caregiver Discrimination in California Shegerian Law

Carney R. Shegerian, founder of GotFired.com and Shegerian & Associates, a Santa Monica-based law firm specializing in employee rights, has issued a statement commending California legislators working to pass a…

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New Protected Class: Veterans Added to the California FEHA

New Protected Class: Veterans Added to the California FEHA 150 150 Shegerian Law

For active members of the military and veterans, finding and maintaining employment can be difficult. Employers, knowing that active members could be called in for duty at any time may…

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