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EEOC Sues IXL Learning for Retaliation and Gender Identity Discrimination in California

EEOC Sues IXL Learning for Retaliation and Gender Identity Discrimination in California

A Bay Area educational technology company has been sued for retaliation and gender identity discrimination. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has accused San Mateo-based IXL Learning Inc. of violating federal law by firing product analyst, Adrian Scott Duane after he spoke out against the company’s discrimination practices online.

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Gender Transition at Work: What Are Your Rights in California?

Gender Transition at Work - What Are Your Rights in California?If you are planning to transition while working in California, state employment law protects workers from discrimination and harassment due to gender identity and gender expression, regardless of their assigned sex at birth. Because California has some of the strongest transgender rights laws in the entire nation, employees are beginning to feel more comfortable about transitioning in the workplace. But what are California’s transgender rights laws as they relate to gender transition at work?

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Gender Identity Discrimination in the California Workplace: Common Questions, Answered

Gender Identity Discrimination in the California Workplace California is one of 17 states that prohibit gender identity discrimination at work. This means that California employers are barred from mistreating employees who are either gender nonconforming or transgender. But while California has some of the strongest LGBT protections in the United States, transgender workers still face significant disparities in the workplace by employers and coworkers who defy state laws. Therefore, it is crucial for employees to understand California’s gender identity discrimination laws and how they protect workers from unlawful discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

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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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SB 703 Expands Transgender Employee Rights in California, Offers Equal Benefits

SB 703 Expands Transgender Employee Rights in CaliforniaIn early October 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a handful of employment law bills that now offer more protections to people who are facing employment discrimination due to their gender identity. One of the landmark bills, Senate Bill SB 703 (SB 703), further protects transgender employees who work for companies doing business with California state agencies.

But how exactly does this new law expand on existing transgender rights and equal benefits laws? This article will answer questions and provide an overview of SB 703 in order to give you a better understanding of what the law entails.

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