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If My Employer Requires The Covid-19 Vaccine, Do I Get Paid Time-Off For Vaccine Side-Effects?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

There has been a lot of confusion (and, in some cases, outrage) about whether a California employer can require employees to be vaccinated, or ask about their vaccination status, in order to allow them to come back to work. Many people have concerns over the legality of vaccinations. However, in reality, they are nothing… Read More »

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Should I Hide My Pregnancy At Work?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Pregnancy can be a life-altering experience. Unfortunately, for many women, pregnancy can also alter their careers. If you are trying to decide whether you need to hide your pregnancy to protect your job or career, you are not alone. While ultimately the choice is a personal one, and it is yours, we’ll provide some… Read More »

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What Is An Interactive Reasonable Accommodations Process?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

If you are a California employee with a disability, you may be attempting to navigate the reasonable accommodations process. Reasonable accommodations are intended to ensure that an employee with a temporary or permanent disability is able to perform the essential functions of their job. There are a number of state and federal laws that… Read More »

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Yes, You Can Talk About Salaries At Work

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Although discussing finances, such as salaries, with co-workers may be uncomfortable or even taboo, it is one of the most powerful and effective ways to combat unequal pay in the workplace. Companies have long benefitted from policies that allowed them to prohibit talking about salaries at work. In fact, prior to 2015, it was… Read More »

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Is Workplace Bullying Illegal In California?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Anyone who has ever experienced bullying can testify to the fact that it amounts to far more than an annoyance. Bullying can have long-term negative effects on a person’s mental health and emotional well-being. Bullying can even manifest in physical conditions, such as tension headaches, migraines, and nausea, as well as anxiety disorders. Bullying… Read More »

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Can California Employers Require You To Get Vaccinated?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Employers have many reasons for wanting employees to get vaccinated. Particularly in service industry jobs and front-line positions, vaccinations can reduce liability for employers by protecting both customers and employees. However, even in office settings, vaccines provide protection for immuno-compromised employees and protect against the spread of an infection in an enclosed space that… Read More »

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Silicon Valley’s Algorithmic Bias Has Detrimental Impact On Marginalized Job Applicants

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

A slew of recent incidents has drawn attention to a host of issues within artificial intelligence video-interviewing software which points to algorithmic bias favoring white, male applicants. The MIT Technology Review recently published a study on the ways that many of the nation’s top job search engines have been working to try and eliminate… Read More »

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Report Finds Silicon Valley Wealth Inequality And Racial Discrimination Have Gone From “Bad To Horrific” During Covid-19

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

The Silicon Valley Pain Index for 2021 has revealed that wealth inequality and racial discrimination in Silicon Valley have only gotten worse since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The report highlights that while the situation was already bad in Silicon Valley, the pandemic has caused these troubling metrics to become “horrific,” with increases… Read More »

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Google Hit With Lawsuit Over Claims it Violated California’s Equal Pay Act

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Tech giant Google suffered a setback in California state court earlier this week when a judge awarded class-action status to a lawsuit alleging Google paying its male employees more than its female employees. The case, initially filed in 2017 by four female California employees, who cited violations of the equal pay act, alleges Google… Read More »

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91% Of Transgender Employees Face Workplace Discrimination And Harassment

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

June may have been Pride Month, but these statistics are nothing to be proud of. It’s no secret LGBTQIA+ individuals face countless obstacles in the professional world. In fact, there have been a rash of recent lawsuits based on harassment and discrimination against gay, lesbian, and transgender employees.  Sadly, this is nothing new. A… Read More »

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