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You filed a claim of discrimination against the employer? If so, what type of discrimination did you allege? If not, what causes of action are you alleging and how much in damages are you seeking?
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I see. Thank you for clarifying that for me, Amy.There are facts I'm not aware of here, but I don't see grounds to pursue a discrimination case against the employer--possibly a claim of retaliation violating the FMLA if the employer has at least 50 employees and you requested FMLA leave while you out of work.It appears you have very strong wage and hour claims though because of the lack of breaks, possible failure to pay overtime if the employer was not paying you overtime, as well as unauthorized deductions from you pay. Those claims with the state labor board would normally be very strong since such laws are strictly enforced in CA. However I don't know the value of the claims or how much you have paid out in pursuing the claims, so it is difficult for me to say whether it is worth it. It does sound as though you have good grounds to pursue those claims though.
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