Sexual harassment in the workplace can turn a job into a hostile environment. Workers may also flirt with each other, tip-toeing the fine line between flirting and sexual harassment. The legal definition of sexual harassment includes unwelcome advances or requests for sexual favors (quid pro quo sexual harassment). It also includes unwelcome comments of a … Continue reading
Los Angeles employment law continues to change. In addition to California law, Los Angeles might develop new paternity leave laws.
California is one of many states that recognizes at-will employment. This means employers or employees can terminate their relationship ‘at-will’ with or without cause. Under California’s at-will doctrine, an employer can fire an employee under most circumstances. However, an employee can also quit without notice. There are exceptions to the at-will employment rules that govern … Continue reading
A bill was recently signed into law that aims to prevent wage theft. Before we discuss how the bill will work, let’s go over why it was needed in the first place. Wage theft is an out-of-control problem in California and here in Los Angeles. In fact, Los Angeles workers are denied $26.6 million in … Continue reading
Sexual harassment almost always creates hostile workplaces for female and male workers. Many workers might be unaware of how to handle situations involving inappropriate comments, unwelcome advances or requests for sexual favors. Workers who have experienced sexual harassment are left frustrated and in fear of their jobs. In some situations, workers who are the targets … Continue reading
Age discrimination is the unjust practice of refusing to hire or retain older workers. In some cases, employers may fire older workers to hire younger employees at lower costs (this is only one example). According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), 64 percent of workers have witnessed or experienced age discrimination. What does … Continue reading