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4 Tell-Tale Warning Signs that You Are Dealing with Racial Discrimination

4 Tell-Tale Warning Signs that You Are Dealing with Racial Discrimination
Many companies in California say they encourage diversity in the workplace. However, if you notice that you are being singled out and treated unfairly, you might be suffering from race discrimination in the workplace. Here are a few things to look out for: STEREOTYPING Do you always end up being stereotyped? Do your managers and/or co-workers often make assumptions about you based on misconceptions? Are they quick to judge you based on your race or the color of your skin? Comments might come out as a joke, but if those comments are making you uncomfortable and affecting your ability to work, you may be suffering from race discrimination. HOSTILITY Race harassment can take the forms of oral and written comments directed to you. For example, co-workers and/or managers may leave hand drawn images at your desk that depict you, or people of your race, in an insulting manner. With respect to oral comments, you may be told by your supervisors that “you are all the same” or that “you are lazy like the rest of them.” These comments constitute race harassment and you should keep a log indicating the date and time these comments were made. OVERLY CRITICAL If your boss or co-workers frequently criticize you, but do not levy the same criticism to others from a different race, you may be subjected to race discrimination and harassment. Are you being written-up or being provided with unfair performance evaluations in contrast to co-workers of a different race? Consult with racial discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles to know more about your rights. OVERLOOKED If you have been consistently overlooked for promotions or pay raises after all your years of hard work, these actions can be signs that you are suffering from race discrimination in the workplace. To find out whether you are the victim of race discrimination, discuss your case with experienced racial discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles. Be the first to like. Like...
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Learn the Latest Legal Defense for Your Intellectual Property

Learn the Latest Legal Defense for Your Intellectual Property
Intellectual property is an invention or piece of work that you have created. It can be a literary manuscript or a technical design, and you have rights that can protect your asset when you apply for a patent, trademark, or copyright. Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) The DTSA approved by President Obama enables companies to file lawsuits for trade-secret theft under federal law. It beefs up the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 and further protects your intellectual property. However, it also creates new obligations for owners. New Rights and Responsibilities Before the DTSA, each state had its own laws for trade secrets. The new law creates nationwide legislation that enables companies to file suit or bring a federal cause of action for intellectual property theft or misuse. However, it doesn’t override existing state laws. Under this legislation, owners who can present a strong case are able to apply for ex parte seizure to prevent other companies from exploiting their intellectual property. Of course, such sweeping motions require a high standard of proof. Protection to Whistleblowers Whistleblowers, those who expose trade secret violations, can receive immunity in some cases. For instance, if you share trade secrets as part of a local, state or federal investigation to expose criminal behavior, DTSA protects you from consequent liability. To obtain immunity, you must disclose the information to your lawyer under seal and as part of a court order. Penalties The DTSA allows you to collect damages for intellectual property violations. Damages include your actual losses due to the trade secret misappropriation. If the defendant is found guilty of willful and malicious misappropriation, you may receive double the amount of the total damages and attorney fees. Maldjian Law Group LLC are experts in helping clients obtain and protect their intellectual property. They are dedicated to ensuring fair compensation for creative owners whose trade secret rights have been violated. Be the first to like. Like...
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Can You Sue for Wrongful Eviction?

Can You Sue for Wrongful Eviction?
Berkeley residents can be evicted from their rented properties for many reasons. While some of the reasons are valid, others may not be compliant with state rental laws. If you think you have been forced to leave your rented apartment, home, or commercial space in an illegal way, you may want to consider seeking assistance from a wrongful eviction lawyer in Berkeley. When can you sue for wrongful eviction? Self-Help Eviction Self-help eviction occurs when a landlord attempts to bypass the proper eviction procedures by taking the law into his or her own hands. There are a number of illegal tactics that are commonly used by bad landlords to force tenants to leave, including changing the locks and shutting off utilities. If your landlord has used one of these methods to make you leave, you have a case for wrongful eviction. Retaliatory Reason In California, it is against the law for a landlord to evict a tenant based on a retaliatory reason. For example, your landlord may want you to leave because you complained to a health inspector about unhealthy or unsafe conditions in your apartment unit. If he or she tries to evict you in retaliation for something that you are legally allowed to do, you can sue him or her for illegal eviction. Improper Eviction Procedures Landlords in California are required by law to meet very detailed requirements when they wish to terminate a tenancy. These requirements include terminating tenancy before eviction, ensuring that termination notices are properly written and delivered, and using appropriate notices for different situations. A wrongful eviction lawyer in Berkeley who knows the ins and outs of local landlord-tenant laws can help you build a stronger case by spotting errors in your landlord’s handling of the eviction process. Winning a wrongful eviction lawsuit can be a very challenging task, especially if your landlord has legal representation. As such, it is important that you look for a truly competent wrongful eviction lawyer in Berkeley. Elke and Merchant LLP is an accomplished law firm that specializes in landlord-tenant laws. Over the years, it has helped clients in the San Francisco Bay Area secure millions of dollars in compensation. Be the first to like. Like...
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When Doing the Right Thing Results in You Being Harmed: Retaliatory Discharge

When Doing the Right Thing Results in You Being Harmed: Retaliatory Discharge
Have you been fired for doing the right thing? If so, you need to talk to a retaliatory discharge attorney. In Bartlett, Michael Smith, a lawyer dedicated to remedying employment injustice, can help you determine what steps you need to take to preserve your rights as a whistle blower, as well as what actions you can take against your employer or former employer to remedy that discrimination. In order to understand the concept of retaliatory discharge, is it important that you first understand the concept of the whistle blower. A whistle blower is a person who exposes activity by a company or its employees that is illegal or unethical. Statutes exist to protect whistle blowers from retaliation, though most potential whistle blowers rightly fear that they will face negative consequences if they come forward with their allegations. In an ideal world, a whistle blower would consult with an attorney prior to taking a protected activity to report the wrongdoing. This would: ensure that the whistle blower reported the illegal or unethical behavior in a way that is protected under whistle blower laws; document the whistle blowing activity; and even put the employer on notice that the whistle blower is aware of his or her rights. However, in many circumstances, whistle blowers only seek legal advice after their protected activity has resulted in an adverse action against them. If you believe that you have: 1) engaged in a protected activity; 2) been subjected to an adverse action by your employer; and 3) that the adverse action is related to the protected activity, then you need to investigate your legal options. Michael Smith is a Bartlett area retaliatory discharge expert, and he is happy to help you determine whether you have been the victim of retaliatory discrimination and, if so, the steps you need to take to preserve your rights. Be the first to like. Like...
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The Issue of Misusing Antipsychotics in Seniors: Is this Nursing Home Abuse?

The Issue of Misusing Antipsychotics in Seniors: Is this Nursing Home Abuse?
There are a number of medical facilities and nursing homes that regularly prescribe and overuse antipsychotic drugs for the elderly. This is still an issue even though federal laws have put stringent restrictions on the use of these items. If you are worried that your loved one may be receiving these drugs, even if they should not, you may need to hire a Hiawatha nursing home neglect attorney to help you stop the abuse and receive compensation. How are Antipsychotic Drugs Used? In most cases, antipsychotic drugs are used for the treatment of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia and are considered to be dangerous for individuals who suffer from dementia. However, there are more than 300,000 patients currently in nursing homes who still receive these drugs even with the new laws in place. If your loved one is one of these individuals, then they may be a victim of Hiawatha nursing home neglect. What are the Dangers of Antipsychotic Drugs? An average nursing home patient takes an average of 10 different medications. This can present an issue for some because antipsychotics can adversely react with these other medications being taken. The drugs include ingredients that act as a type of sedative for the patients, which can leave them listless, unresponsive, confused or even render them susceptible to a fall or other type of injury. Also, overuse of antipsychotics can also lead to respiratory infections, strokes and other serious issues. If you believe that your elderly loved one may be receiving these drugs, but not really need them, then you may have a case for Hiawatha nursing home neglect. Hiring an attorney to investigate the issue is the best way to determine if this is the case. Learn more about nursing home neglect by visiting the Tom Riley Law Firm website. Be the first to like. Like...
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