Los Angeles Employment And Labor Newsletters

Male Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment is often thought of as a female being targeted with unwelcome sexual advances by a male co-worker or supervisor, or a female being subjected to inappropriate comments and jokes made by males in the workplace. However, men can be victims of sexual harassment, too. In workplaces around the country, sexual harassment is perpetrated by both males and females, and both men and women are victims. What Is Sexual Harassment? Sexual harassment includes any unwelcome contact of a sexual nature that interferes with an employee’s work performance or creates a hostile work environment. The unwelcome contact might be verbal, physical or visual in nature, and it can be directed from male to female, male to male, female to male, or female to female. More Male Victims Are Speaking Out U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission spokesman David Grinberg was quoted by various media outlets in 2007 as saying that sexual…
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Types Of Harassment That Can Occur At Work

Workplace harassment is verbal or physical behavior that is hostile, intimidating or offensive to another employee or co-worker. Every employee in California and the nation has the right to work in a non-hostile environment, and under Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) law, workplace harassment is illegal. If your job performance suffers or you fear going to work because of offensive or intimidating behavior, a Los Angeles harassment lawyer can evaluate your case and help you with your options. Types Of Harassment Discrimination Hostile work environments usually result from discriminatory harassment based on your personal characteristics or actions such as: The color of your skin Where you are from Your political or religious beliefs Your gender, gender identity or sexual orientation Your age Any physical or mental disability Your marital status Whistle blowing reporting of illegal working conditions Intimidating or hostile behavior can take various forms. Many employees resist reporting harassment…
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When An Employer Won’t Allow Medical Leave

Overview The Family and Medical Leave Act protects millions of Americans who need to take medical leave. A woman lost her mother, father, father-in-law, grandmother and husband of 34 years in just six short years. If it hadn’t been for the Family and Medical Leave Act, she would have lost her job with Federal Express and probably much of her emotional health. The woman says that she needed her job not only for financial support but to help her get out of bed every morning after much of her family had died. She is not alone. About 50 million American workers have taken time off to care for family members or to take care of their serious health issues. The Family and Medical Leave Act became law in 1993 and has been making a huge impact on families and individuals everywhere since then. California has gone even further, becoming the…
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More Increases in California Minimum Wage

Los Angeles Employment Law Firm for Wage and Overtime Claims California State Sen. Mark Leno’s proposed bill to raise the minimum wage in California again from $9 per hour to $13 per hour by July 2017 is receiving heavy opposition from Gov. Jerry Brown’s Department of Finance. The SB3 bill, which was recently pushed forward by a 5-2 vote from the Assembly Committee, would include two separate raises in the minimum wage over the next two years from $9 per hour to $11 starting January 1 and then to $13 on July 1, 2017. The Bill also stipulates that the minimum wage would then be tied to inflation starting in 2019. The Department of Finance has issued a report stating that, should the bill be passed, it will do more harm than good, because it will increase spending in unbudgeted costs to a number of state agencies to upwards of…
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