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
Harassment at work is unlawful, and employers are liable for harassment based on race or religion as well as sexual harassment.
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
State politicians have important roles in our American society; they represent a lot of people and have to make tough decisions every day that impact the community they speak for. Women politicians, especially, not only need to be concerned with their state’s politics, but they also fight for women’s rights, in the workplace and elsewhere. … Continue reading
Are there legal differences between workplace bullying and sexual harassment? Workplace bullying is not explicitly illegal in California. However, employers in California who have 50 or more employees are required to provide training to supervisors every two years that includes training on prevention of workplace bullying. But if workplace bullying crosses a line into workplace … Continue reading
Does signing a non-disclosure agreement prevent you from filing a sexual harassment claim against your employer? Questions regarding employee rights relating to sexual harassment have been a big news item ever since a cascade of sexual assault allegations began with those against film executive Harvey Weinstein. That scandal continues to simmer, with other Hollywood giants … Continue reading