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Discrimination at Work

Discriminatory practices include demotion, termination, failure to hire or to train or promote based on a protected status such as: race, ethnic origin, ancestry, nationality, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, medical condition, genetic information, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, reporting wage issues, reporting harassment or reporting any safety violations.

For example, if you were fired because of your race or because you had a physical disability (even though you could perform the essential functions of your job with or without an accommodation), you may have a discrimination case against your employer. 

 
  • Specific injury: An employee sustains an injury or injuries on a specific day that requires immediate medical treatment. An example of such injury is an employee falling off a ladder during the course of employment and while performing the essential job functions of his/her job.
  • Cumulative/Continuous trauma injury: An employee sustains an injury throughout time due to the repetitive motion and nature that the job requires. An example of such injury is a painter sustaining an injury to his neck and shoulder area due to the constant motion that painting requires.

What is Prevailing Wage?

Under California law prevailing wage rates are set by statute for contractors and sub-contractors that perform work on state, municipal and local public works projects

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