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What To Do If You Have Been Sexually Harassed At Work In California?

What To Do If You Have Been Sexually Harassed at Work in California? 2024

Sexual harassment in the workplace is an unfortunately pervasive issue across all industries in the United States. Each year, thousands of employees in California and across the country experience various forms of sexual harassment, all of which are illegal under federal law. However, many people are unaware of their legal protections and the options available

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Police records subpoenaed in Activision case

Police records subpoenaed in Activision case

Many in California have probably already heard about the extensive investigation into unlawful employment practices at a major video game company. Activision Blizzard, Inc. has been an industry leader in computer gaming for years, but recently, the company has come under fire because of a considerable number of complaints from current and former employees regarding

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New federal law may provide powerful tool for #MeToo movement

New federal law may provide powerful tool for #MeToo movement

Lawmakers are currently considering a new proposal, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021. If passed, the proposal would remove the ability of an employer to force pre-dispute arbitration agreements for those who allege workplace sexual harassment or sexual assault.   What does this bill cover? This proposal defines

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Understanding disability discrimination

Disabled individuals in California and elsewhere face unique challenges as they try to navigate their places of employment. While employers are required by law to provide accommodations for disabled employees, some choose to ignore the rules and even resort to discriminating against disabled employees because of their condition. It’s important to understand what constitutes disability

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New law regarding workplace discrimination and harassment

Workplace discrimination and harassment continue to plague workers in all sectors across the country. Heretofore, companies could employ nondisclosure agreements and other provisions to prevent discrimination and harassment victims from speaking publicly about the unlawful practices at their places of employment. Now, a new law in California that took effect on Jan. 1 of this

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Workplace discrimination exists among remote workers

Remote work has become an increasingly viable option for many workers in California and elsewhere, especially during the last couple of years. Working remotely offers a range of benefits for the employee, including not having to commute in heavy traffic and not having to dress for the office environment. Unfortunately, an increasing number of remote

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Understanding Californias new employment laws for 2022

Understanding California’s new employment laws for 2022

The publication of the Essentials October edition marks the end of the California’s legislative session. In that are updates to California’s employment laws for next year. The following details a few of the updates.   Sexual discrimination and harassment claims For claims initiated after the new year, the law extends the prohibition already in place

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Disability discrimination case moves forward after appeal

Disability discrimination case moves forward after appeal

When employers are worried about their bottom line, they may not always take the time to treat their employees with proper respect and consideration. While this is not always against the law, it is possible for employers to commit disability discrimination if they do not provide reasonable accommodation for workers or if they otherwise violate

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State law update now protects workers reporting discrimination

State law update now protects workers reporting discrimination

Employment laws play an important part in allowing workers to feel that their rights and their jobs are protected. In many cases, workers may need to enforce their rights under various laws in order to ensure that employers do not carry out illegal actions in the workplace. Of course, many workers may be hesitant to

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