Category: Harassment

Harassment at work is unlawful, and employers are liable for harassment based on race or religion as well as sexual harassment.

What Can I Do After Being Sexually Assaulted in the Workplace?

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The #MeToo movement shows that sexual harassment is now one of the leading issues experienced in U.S. workplaces. California law defines two different types of sexual harassment: quid pro quo and hostile work environment. With quid pro quo, a supervisor may ask you to perform sexual favors in return for certain workplace benefits, such as … Continue reading

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Will the #GoogleWalkout Change How Tech Companies Handle Harassment Claims?

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In October 2018, The New York Times broke news that angered many people in the tech industry. After resigning due to allegations of sexual misconduct, Andy Rubin—co-creator of the Android operating system—was paid a $90 million exit package. Though Google found the accusations to be credible, the company still paid Rubin, and he wasn’t the … Continue reading

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Changes in California Workplace Sexual Harassment Law

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Our blog two weeks ago discussed how you can spot workplace sexual harassment. However, you should also be aware that California enacted several new laws that can protect workers who are experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace. The following bills were recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown: SB 1343: Workplace Sexual Harassment Training Gets a … Continue reading

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Five Possible Warning Signs of Workplace Sexual Harassment

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The #MeToo movement has become a national movement that has brought attention to sexual assault and sexual harassment. Instances of harassment or assault can occur just about anywhere—especially the workplace. In fact, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that it has received a 12 percent increase in sexual harassment claims since last year. If … Continue reading

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How Can I Spot Immigrant Harassment at My Workplace?

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Under federal law, it is illegal to discriminate against any employee, regardless of his or her immigration status. The Immigration and Nationality Act, or INA, disallows discrimination based on citizenship status. There are many employment terms related to immigrant status of workers at any workplace, so it’s important to know how immigrants face harassment and … Continue reading

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