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Fox News Eric Bolling is Out Following Sexual Harassment Claims

Eric Bolling, host of “Fox News Specialists,” has been fired after allegations of sexual harassment. He was suspended on August 5, but his departure from the network was announced on September 8. 21st Century Fox has been the subject of a series of sexual harassment accusations in recent years. On July 6, 2016, former chief executive Roger Ailes was accused of harassment by former host Gretchen Carlson. She claimed she was fired because she refused Ailes’ sexual advances. Three days later, six more women accused Ailes of harassment. Ailes denied all of these claims. A few weeks later, Megyn Kelly, one of Fox News’ biggest stars, told investigators that Ailes made unwanted sexual advances toward her a decade earlier. Ailes resigned shortly afterward, and denied Kelly’s claims. Fox’s top-rated host, Bill O’Reilly, was also ousted from the network after a series of sexual harassment allegations. The network paid out millions…
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What Are My Rights as a Pregnant Employee in California?

Whether you’re employed and thinking about how to tell your boss you are pregnant, or you are seeking new employment and worried how prospective employers will react, remember this: pregnancy-based discrimination is illegal. Under California law, employers are prohibited from discriminating against pregnant women with respect to training, compensation or any other aspect of employment. Prospective employers are also not allowed to deny you employment due to pregnancy. Laws Regarding Pregnancy Discrimination Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), employers are required to treat women affected by pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions the same way they would treat any other person. The PDA is an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Under California’s Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL), employers must accommodate employees suffering conditions such as morning sickness and post-partum depression. Employees suffering these conditions and more are considered “disabled by pregnancy.” The PDLL also cover employees…
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How Do I Report Sexual Harassment at Work?

Even one incident involving sexual harassment on the job is one too many. However, in some cases, employees are sexually harassed for months or even years before the truth comes to light. This can happen because people are reluctant or do not know how to report sexual harassment at work. They may be afraid no one will believe them, fear they will lose their job or simply think the process is more complicated than it actually is. How to Report Sexual Harassment at Work Forbes recently published an article on what people should do if they are the victim of sexual harassment at work. Here are a few of those tips: Document every incident of sexual harassment. This includes any offers of jobs or promotions in exchange for sex or any threats you will be fired or demoted if you do not give in to your harasser. Make sure to…
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