Los Angeles Employment And Labor Newsletters

How Do I Keep Records of Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment in the workplace comes in many forms, including inappropriate touching, crude jokes and suggestive correspondences. Coworkers and superiors who are guilty of sexual harassment may think nothing of it, especially when the medium of harassment is intangible, such as an inappropriate joke. If telling the perpetrator to stop and reporting the conduct to your supervisor have both proven to be futile, it may be time to consider taking legal action. However, be cautious, as employers prone to sexual harassment may also be the type that would terminate an employee for complaining of sexual harassment. If you make sure to document your sexual harassment properly, then you can walk into the courtroom confidently. How Can I Document Sexual Harassment? Even though many instances of sexual harassment lack a tangible form, such as an off-color joke, they can still be used as evidence if properly recorded. Begin to take a…
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Mayor of Carson Accused of Sexual Assault and Harassment

Speaking Up About Workplace Harassment The mayor of Carson is facing allegations that he sexually assaulted and sexually harassed an employee. The workplace harassment lawsuit was filed last Tuesday by a representative on the board of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California. According to the suit, the mayor had allegedly forced himself on the employee during a business trip to Washington D.C. After the incident in D.C., the employee alleges that the mayor bullied and harassed her as retaliation for rejecting his advances. Harassment in the workplace can turn a dream job into a nightmare. While everyone else is able to freely get their work done, an employee who is being harassed is made to feel hopeless and in a bind. Reporting harassment as early as possible is important, but for many employees, there is legitimate fear of retaliation and being alienated at work. California employment law protects employees…
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The California Family Rights Act And How It Affects You

The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) also goes by the name of the Moore-Brown-Roberti Family Rights Act of 1993. The CFRA makes it illegal for employers to refuse to give employees time off if they request it for family or medical care. Family care includes the birth of a child, bonding with the child, or the adoption of a child. Medical care can involve either caring for family members with serious medical conditions or caring for an employee’s own medical problems. If you are facing a family or medical problem and you are concerned for your job security, a Los Angeles employment attorney can explain your rights under the law. Facts About The CFRA To be eligible, employees must have worked for their employer for a total of 12 months and have worked 1,250 hours in the year prior to their request for leave. The employee must also have worked…
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Protections For Whistle Blowers In California

The State of California encourages any employee who has reason to believe their employer is in violation or non-compliance with a state or federal regulation to notify an appropriate government or law enforcement agency of the misconduct. Some employees are hesitant to report violations because they are afraid of retribution or retaliation. The State of California protects whistle blowers from these concerns through California Labor Code Section 1102.5, which prohibits retaliatory action from the employer. If you are considering reporting a violation or have already done so and are concerned about retribution, you should speak with a Los Angeles employment attorney for guidance. A whistle blower can play an important role in correcting current or past wrongdoing in the following places of employment: Public or private businesses Governmental facilities School districts Community college districts Political subdivisions University of California – California Labor Code Section 1105 California Protections For Whistle Blowers…
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