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Pregnancy discrimination is rampant -- even in Beverly Hills

Legislators try very hard to obtain gender equality in the workplace. A new California law that prohibits companies from paying female employees lower salaries than males if they do similar jobs came into force on Jan. 1. However, women on all levels of the employment ladder may be vulnerable to discrimination when they decide to start a family -- even those in high profile jobs in Beverly Hills.

Your job and your weight

Recently, you may have seen reports confirming that working women still earn less than men on the average. However, a recent law school study revealed that your weight could also be the reason your paycheck is smaller. In fact, if you are even slightly overweight, you may be making less than an average-sized woman.

Can My Boss Fire Me Without A Good Reason?

You were just fired or demoted, but it doesn't seem fair. After all, it makes sense to get fired for stealing money from the company or intentionally lighting the office building on fire, but what if you didn't do anything wrong? What if you were let go because your boss didn't like the color of your tie, or the baseball team you follow, or the pictures of your dog you posted online? Is that legal?

Do I Have The Right To Vacation Time Or Sick Time?

As a California employee, you have many different rights. For instance, you have the right to work in an environment free from racial discrimination. You also have the right to file a workers' compensation claim if you are injured. However, vacation time and sick time are typically benefits, not rights.

Five things to know about disability discrimination

Although most people are employed "at will," meaning that there is always an understanding that complete job security is never a certainty, there are still protections in place based on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) standards. These standards forbid discrimination based on age, gender, race, sexual orientation or disability status.

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