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Can You Be Punished At Work For Your Political Views?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

When it comes to politics, some of us are more active, outgoing or vocal, than others. You may want to express your political viewpoints at work, whether verbally, or by displaying political figures, posters, or memorabilia, at your place of work. You may even engage in political activities outside of work. But can you… Read More »

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BFOQ: When Discrimination May Be Allowed

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Federal law protects workers from discrimination in the workplace and in hiring and firing decisions, whether it is on the basis of age disability, handicap, gender or any other of a number of characteristics or demographics. But there are times when an employer can legally discriminate against you. That’s when discrimination is necessary for… Read More »

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Understanding The Different Types Of Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

When it comes to sexual assault in the workplace, many of us believe that we know what it is, and that we will be able to identify it when we see it. But do you know the difference between sexual harassment, assault and sexual abuse or battery? Many people don’t understand the differences, or… Read More »

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When Does Your Employer Have To Reimburse You For Work Related Expenses?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

More and more, many of us work from home, from the road, or we travel as part of our work duties. All of these situations often entail expenses that we wouldn’t have, if we were a traditional in-office worker. Did you know that California requires that your employer reimburse you for any expenses that… Read More »

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What Is The California Equal Pay Act?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

You probably already knew that gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace was illegal. But what you may not have known was that discrimination in salary or payment, is also illegal. California has powerful laws that prevent unequal pay in the workplace based on gender. Prohibited Acts Under the Law Specifically, the law… Read More »

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Retaliation At Work Is Illegal And You Can Sue If It Happens To You

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

If you are being sexually harassed at work, the effect can be demoralizing and crushing. If your complaints are ignored, or your employer refuses to act on your valid complaints of harassment, that can be even more demoralizing. But at the height of soul crushing and devastating events, must be complaining about sexual harassment… Read More »

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‘Tis The Season For Workplace Sexual Harassment

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

The holiday season generally means more social gatherings. Many companies will have holiday happy hours and holiday parties, which often feature alcohol and can create an atmosphere that tolerates and even encourages behavior that would otherwise fall outside of what is usually appropriate in the workplace. The relaxed environment and introduction of alcohol and… Read More »

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New Law Gives Employees Rights In An Emergency

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Thanks to some new employment laws, California employees now have some additional rights in the workplace—especially when it comes to emergencies, and how your employer handles and deals with you during emergencies. Law Deals With Emergency Situations The law says that should an employee ever have a reasonable belief that the workplace may be… Read More »

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Can Your Employer Pull Your Credit?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

If you apply for a job, there is a chance that your employer may ask you to fill out paperwork that gives them permission to pull your credit report. Regardless of your credit, this can be intrusive, invasive, and seemingly totally irrelevant. But can your prospective employer do this? And can your prospective employer… Read More »

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Twitter Terminations And Layoffs

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Elon Musk finally concluded the acquisition of Twitter late last week. His first actions were to terminate many of the C level executives. These executives unlike most employees at Twitter,  had employment agreements with a pre-defined severance payout upon terminate. As with most employment agreements, there is usually a carve out for termination with… Read More »

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