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Lawsuit alleges discrimination at litigation support firm

Women in professional positions in California continue to experience pregnancy discrimination despite their achievements on the job. One former account representative has filed suit against a litigation services company, alleging that she was terminated from her job only 10 days before her C-section was scheduled. She is accusing the company of gender discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. She says that soon after she announced her pregnancy at work, she was targeted for different treatment than her co-workers.

Second class-action lawsuit filed against Jones Day

Employment discrimination and unequal pay based on gender continue to be pervasive problems in workplaces in California and throughout the country. Despite the fact that women are protected from employment discrimination based on their sex under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and from pay discrimination by the Equal Pay Act, many of them continue to experience these problems.

What counts as discrimination in the workplace?

Though California residents may consider themselves more liberal and open than their counterparts across the country, the truth is that many of them still face discrimination in the workplace. This takes place when they are treated negatively because of their age, religion, race, gender, disability, skin color or national origin. It is illegal to do so either when hiring someone or while they are currently employed. Additionally, as per federal law, it is even illegal to do so when providing a referral, promotion or in other facets of employment.

Women discriminated against when not able to breastfeed at work

California residents may be surprised to hear that breastfeeding discrimination cases have increased by 800 percent in the last decade. Even though protections being afforded to nursing mothers have gone up, there is still a long way to go before things become equal. Especially after a report shockingly reveals that millions of breastfeeding mothers who believed they were entitled to protection under the Break Time for Nursing Mothers provision added to the Fair Labor Standards Act are actually not entitled to it.

Barriers remain for women in the financial industry

While there have been improvements in gender equity in the financial field, the industry still has a long way to go. For one, while there have been increases in women in higher level positions in finance, the very top remains highly male-dominated.

Girard Bengali, APC Attorney Omar H. Bengali Named a 2018 Southern California Rising Star

Girard Bengali, APC is proud to announce the inclusion of partner, Omar H. Bengali, in the list of 2018 Southern California Rising Stars. Mr. Bengali was previously selected for inclusion in the 2016 and 2017 list of Southern California Rising Stars, a designation earned by less than 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40. This is his third time receiving this honor.

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