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A Guide To California Workplace Protections For LGBTQ+ Employees

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

June is Pride Month and in order to celebrate, we at Costanzo Law wanted to put together a guide for LGBTQIA+ employees. In California, state and federal laws make it possible to be out, proud, and protected from discrimination and harassment in the workplace. In fact, both the California Fair Employment and Housing Act… Read More »

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Are You Experiencing Workplace Retaliation?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Often, it can feel like our employer is retaliating against us. In many cases, such retaliation is illegal and California state law offers protections against it. In order to know whether we are protected against workplace retaliation it is first important to understand what exactly it is. The fact of the matter is that… Read More »

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What Is A Reasonable Accommodation?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

You may have heard the term “reasonable accommodations” used in the workplace, but what are they, and what makes an accommodation reasonable? Having a clear understanding of these topics can help ensure that you get the support you need to perform your job. What are Reasonable Accommodations? Reasonable accommodations are measures taken to make… Read More »

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Have You Been Sexually Assaulted By A Police officer?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Any form of sexual assault can be devastating to an individual, and is likely to cause long-lasting trauma. However, there is something particularly traumatic about being assaulted by the very person you would usually turn to for help. Being sexually assaulted by a police officer can often leave victims feeling like they have nowhere… Read More »

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Sexual Harassment Is Bad For Business

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

For decades women have struggled to gain respect, fair treatment, and equal pay in the workplace, and the fight is still not over. However, more and more data on the effects of sexual harassment in the workplace indicates that it shouldn’t just be women leading the charge. Despite a long history of ignoring, suppressing,… Read More »

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Welcome Our Newest Associate Attorney, Lucy Goodnough

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Lucy Goodnough, Associate Attorney. Lucy Goodnough has litigated complex matters in the federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitration and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including employment, contract, fiduciary, intellectual property, fraud, and computer and internet fraud claims. Click here for full bio

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Have You Been Wrongfully Terminated By Your California Employer?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

California is an at-will employment state, which means that in most cases you can be fired without cause at any time, with or without notice. However, there are exceptions. For instance, if you are fired in violation of your employment contract terms, based on a discriminatory reason, or for exercising legal rights, your termination… Read More »

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Should You Sue For Sexual Assault?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

If you have experienced a sexual assault, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure about where to start looking for support. It can be daunting to contemplate pursuing criminal charges and going through the ordeal of a trial, and thinking about filing a civil lawsuit to obtain monetary damages may be the absolute last… Read More »

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6 Unexpected Ways Gender Discrimination Affects Women In The Workplace

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Gender discrimination in the workplace occurs when an employee receives negative or disparate treatment due to their gender. Gender discrimination, as well as all discrimination on the basis of a protected status, is prohibited in the United States under federal law; specifically, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 However, how it… Read More »

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Do I Have An Age Discrimination Claim In California?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

In California, age is a protected category. At least if you’re 40 years-of-age or older. That’s right, you cannot legally be discriminated against in California for being “too young,” regardless of how unfair it may feel. If an individual is denied a promotion for being “too young and inexperienced” it is not illegal. However,… Read More »

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