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Can You Be Fired for a Dress Code Violation in California?

Can You Be Fired for a Dress Code Violation in California?

If you work in California, your employer may require you and your coworkers to adhere to an employee dress code policy based on business need. Dress codes, uniform requirements, and grooming rules can help regulate employee appearance and even ensure a safe work environment. But can you be fired for violating your company dress code? It depends. At times, workplace dress codes and appearance policies may constitute workplace discrimination or result in wrongful termination.

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Hiring Discrimination Laws in California: 5 Things Applicants Need to Know

Hiring Discrimination Laws in California

If you are looking for a job in California, state and federal employment laws are in place to protect you from discrimination during the hiring process. Despite the existence of these laws, you may still find that employers discriminate against job applicants.

As you are hunting for a new job, it is important to equip yourself with the knowledge of California’s hiring discrimination laws. Here are five things you need to know before you submit your resume or head in for a job interview.

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How Do I Make an Internal Complaint with HR in California?

How Do I Make an Internal Workplace Complaint with HR in California?
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An employee who feels wronged by an employer may want to make an internal complaint with their human resources department in order to stop workplace discrimination or harassment in its tracks. However, many workers are frightened about heading to HR to file a complaint for a myriad of reasons; whether they feel that HR won’t take them seriously, or even retaliate against them.

While making an internal complaint with HR may be scary, it is crucial for you to stand up for your rights if you feel that your employer is violating California or federal employment laws. But what is the best way to file an internal complaint with HR? Follow these tips if you are considering heading to HR to make sure that your internal complaint is heard and responded to appropriately.

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Can I Break My Employment Contract in California?

Can I Break My Employment Contract in California?If you have signed an employment contract with your current employer but have found that the job is not a good fit, it can be scary to think about what may happen if you choose to walk away. Breaking an employment contract in California can result in a variety of outcomes as every agreement is unique.

But can you ever break an employment contract in California and leave your job unscathed? It depends. This article will help you better understand California employment contracts, the provisions that may protect you, and those that could leave you facing the consequences.

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Top Reasons Why Employees Sue Their Employer

Top Reasons Why Employees Sue Their Employer

Employees sue their employers for a variety of reasons, and generally seek advice from an employment attorney if they have a sense that their rights have been violated due to a protected characteristic. Many employees do not know what federal or California employment laws entail, but want to ensure that justice is served and their dignity is restored. If you are thinking about suing your boss, it can be helpful to know some of the most common reasons why other employees sue their employers.

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California Immigration Laws: What Employees Need to Know

California Immigration Laws and Employee Rights
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Immigration laws are getting a lot of attention lately, with many wondering what their rights are under current laws. Fortunately, all workers are guaranteed certain rights in California, regardless of immigration status. Read on to learn more about California immigration laws and your rights as an immigrant worker.

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What are California’s Protected Classes in Employment?

California Protected Classes in Employment
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If you are a California employee, federal and state employment laws protect you from workplace discrimination. This means that if your employer subjects you to unlawful negative treatment based on your membership in a protected class, you may be able to file an employment discrimination claim. While federal laws protect certain classes from discrimination and harassment, California state law extends these protections to additional classes of people.

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California AB 1732: What the Equal Restroom Access Act Means for Employees

California AB 1732 The Equal Restroom Access ActCalifornia Assembly Bill 1732, also known as California’s “bathroom bill,” was signed by Governor Jerry Brown in September 2016 and enacted on March 1, 2017. Here’s how the new law will impact workplace rules, and protect and benefit employees working in California.

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