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Month: June 2017

Will smartphone apps become the new forum for reporting harassment?

Posted in Firm News,Sexual Harassment on June 30, 2017

For the last few weeks, our blog has been providing some essential legal background on the topic of sexual harassment — establishing facts, debunking myths, examining how it occurs — with the objective of empowering employees to take the necessary action. The need for such an exercise becomes readily apparent once you see just how… read more

Clarifying how sexual harassment occurs in the workplace

Posted in Firm News,Sexual Harassment on June 22, 2017

Last time, our blog discussed how even though we would like to think otherwise, an astounding number of workers in this nation are subjected to sexual harassment by co-workers, supervisors and even clients. Indeed, one survey found one in three working women between 18-34 have been sexually harassed at some point. Given this lamentable state… read more

Debunking some of the myths about sexual harassment

Posted in Firm News,Sexual Harassment on June 15, 2017

If an individual works in a place where the notion of someone being victimized by sexual harassment seems utterly inconceivable given a universal effort to treat everyone with dignity and respect, they should consider themselves fortunate. Indeed, an unacceptably large number of employees in this nation are subjected to this deplorable — and illegal —… read more

How can I use my paid sick leave?

Posted in Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws on June 8, 2017

As part of an ongoing mission to alleviate employee anxiety concerning the need to take time off for unexpected illness or medical treatment, our blog has been closely examining California’s Healthy Workplace, Healthy Families Act of 2015. As we discussed in previous posts, this landmark law establishes that qualifying workers in the Golden State —… read more

Can I take a break to eat at work?

Posted in Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws on June 6, 2017

One of the most common questions that California workers ask is also one of the most basic – “am I entitled to a break to eat?” In short, the answer is yes. Most people are entitled to at least one meal break for each shift they work. Hourly workers are also entitled to periodic rest… read more

Study finds physician mothers are not immune to workplace discrimination

Posted in Firm News,Workplace Discrimination on June 1, 2017

While there is a tendency to think that certain white collar professions are perhaps immune to discrimination owing to the education, skill set and education of workers, this is far from the reality. Indeed, those harboring any doubts should consider a recently published study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine by researchers at the University… read more