Dennis Beaver | You & the Law

DennisBeaverAttorney Dennis Beaver has practiced law for many years in Bakersfield, California. Read more about Dennis and his background here. Dennis is a syndicated newspaper columnist and writes a weekly column entitled “You and the Law”. There have been numerous requests over the years to make these articles available and we are happy to offer them here. They are also indexed for your convenience.

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September 10, 2021 • By Dennis Beaver 

“Mr. Beaver, my husband, ‘Jamie’ thinks that he is the victim of racial discrimination at work and is speaking to lawyers about a possible lawsuit. He has not been promoted and feels somewhat shunned, “Angela’s” email began.

“We have the same employer and I’ve seen no evidence of discrimination or illegal conduct by management. I believe it is his aloof, non-sharing–using others behavior that is responsible for his lack of advancement. We are both Black, and I have told him to stop playing the race card and grow up.

“This is having an impact on our marriage. Do you know of any relevant books or TED lectures I can sit him down to watch that might wake him up? We both read your column and I think he will pay attention to your suggestions.”…click here to read more