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California Workplace Sexual Harassment Statistics 2022

Posted in Employment Law,Sexual Harassment,Workplace Discrimination on June 30, 2022

Sexual harassment in the workplace violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act. Sexual harassment can come in many forms in the workplace and is, unfortunately, somewhat common. California law defines sexual harassment not only as unwelcome advances or sexual actions that create a hostile work environment but also… read more

Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Abuse in California: What’s the Difference?

Posted in Employment Law,Sexual Harassment,Workplace Discrimination on April 15, 2022

While it’s hard to put a label on the emotional impact of any type of unwanted sexual act, the law must have very distinct categories. The main differences among the terms sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse are their legal implications – and none of these words can categorize the emotional impact that they… read more

What Are Some Examples of Workplace Discrimination in California?

Posted in Employment Law,Workplace Discrimination on March 15, 2022

Employment attorneys in California handle many different types of cases related to discrimination in the workplace. Some of these cases involve wrongful termination due to the employee’s gender or gender identity. Others may be circumstances in which a whistleblower was subjected to workplace retaliation or unfair disciplinary actions. These examples barely scratch the surface of… read more

California Supreme Court Serve Up Another Victory For California Workers

Posted in Employment Law on February 28, 2022

Recently, the California Supreme Court in Lawson v. PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc. clarified what the standard of proof is for litigating whistleblower claims under Labor Code section 1102.5.  Labor Code section 1102.5 prohibits employers from retaliating against employees in California for disclosing a violation of state or federal statute, or a violation of or noncompliance… read more

Forced Arbitration for Sex Abuse Nullified by New Bill

Posted in Employment Law,Sexual Harassment on February 14, 2022

Bipartisan legislation was approved by Congress on Thursday, February 10, 2022, that bars the application of forced arbitration in cases of workplace sexual harassment and sexual assault claims. The measure has now been sent to President Biden in an effort to stop a secretive practice that has been used frequently to prevent perpetrators from experiencing… read more

At Will Employment California 2022: All You Need to Know

Posted in Employment Law on February 12, 2022

In California, Governor Newsom signed several Senate and Assembly bills effective this year to increase protections for workers. These bills improve work environments, enforce safety violations, and enhance disability discrimination measures. In addition, a Senate Bill that went into effect in 2017 mandates that the state increases the minimum wage to either $14 or $15… read more

Lawmakers Pass Legislation to Provide COVID-19 Sick Pay in California

Posted in Employment Law on February 10, 2022

On Monday, February 7, 2022, California adopted a policy that should benefit most of the state’s workforce. This new legislation provides supplemental paid sick leave for as long as two weeks when an employee misses work due to COVID-19. Since many individuals must work to make ends meet, regardless of whether they are ill, legislators… read more

How Much Does a Wrongful Termination Lawyer Cost in California?

Posted in Employment Law,Wrongful Termination on January 20, 2022

California enforces strict laws regarding employees’ rights and employers’ legal obligations to their employees. Unfortunately, while many people working in California are familiar with the term “wrongful termination,” many people misinterpret its meaning. Others look at the state’s at-will employment law and wonder how an employer can ever be held accountable for wrongful termination when… read more

How to Prevent Discrimination in the Workplace in California?

Posted in Discrimination,Employment Law,Workplace Discrimination on December 22, 2021

Federal and state laws prohibit California employers from discriminating against job applicants or employees based on certain protected characteristics, including race, religion, sex, age, and disability status. Workplace discrimination can occur in many forms, such as refusing to hire, refusing to promote, demoting, or terminating workers based on these characteristics, adopting company policies that disproportionately… read more

What Is An Interactive Process?

Posted in Employment Law on December 4, 2021

Under California law, the purpose of an “interactive process” is to have an employer communicate with its employee (with a disability) to exchange information about job skills and job openings to determine what reasonable accommodations can be provided. Holding a meeting with an employee to review their work restrictions in comparison to the essential job… read more

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