California Employment Law
California Employment Law Questions Answered by Legal Experts
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Thank you for your reply. I do understand the discrimination laws in my state. To be more specific, I work for a Japanese American Insurance Agent. The owner is Japanese American (only speaks English) and the other two co-workers are Japanese Nationals (with Green cards) that are bi-lingual/fluent in both Japanese and English. I am caucasian and do not speak Japanese. I worked there for over 21 years, the full-time worker 20 years and the other part-time worker 5 or 6 years. Also, while my hours and days have been cut back, the other part-time worker was given the opportunity to increase her hours by given an extra work load in which I am more than qualified to do.
I can understand where I feel discriminated, however, I am curious about the legality of benefits for all employees.
I guess my specific question is this: Can my employer pick and choose who he can give benefits to and who he doesn't? That is, putting aside racial discrimination, can my boss legally give benefits to one employee and not the other? Or can you tell me where I can find out this information? Thanks!
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