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Former Yahoo employee alleges sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is one of the worst experiences that an employee can have. It can make you feel weak and inferior, or make you feel like you’re only valued for your sexual appeal, rather than your work performance. Perhaps most importantly, it can make you feel uncomfortable or scared at your place of work, which is something that nobody should have to endure. Unfortunately, victims of sexual harassment often feel as though they can’t escape from the harassment for fear that their employment will be in jeopardy if they speak out.

Former Twitter employee sues for wrongful termination

The San Francisco area is no stranger to large corporations. From production companies like Lucasfilm to retail chains such as Banana Republic and Old Navy, there are many business that call San Francisco home, but just because they’re large doesn’t mean they don’t have to obey the rules. California has very clear laws when it comes to employee rights, and San Francisco is not excluded from them. If these companies don’t play by the rules, employees can take the matter to court.

Employees allegedly fired for reminding peers of their rights

Just because you have a boss doesn’t mean that you have to do whatever your boss says. While they may be in charge of the job duties you perform, there are still rules that protect you at your workplace, allowing you to carry out your duties without sacrificing what you believe in. Some of your superiors may not like this, and they may try to take action against you, even going so far as to get you fired. It’s important to remember that you, as an employee, have rights.

Employees with diabetes are protected by California law

Many people know about the protections afforded to disabled employees by acts such as the ADA and the FEHA. What may be less common knowledge is just how many conditions are viewed as disabilities and are thus protected by the acts. You might think of a disabled employee as someone who is in a wheelchair, or someone who suffers from a mental disorder, but according to a recent case, physical conditions such as Type II Diabetes are protected as well. This lesson is costing Walgreens almost $200,000.

Sexual harassment a huge problem at some California universities

Sexual assault and sexual harassment are serious problems in our state and in our country. Consequently, it is rather troubling that a recent report indicates that sexual harassment and sexual assault cases are possibly not being handled sufficiently at four particular California universities. One of those universities is the University of California at Berkeley, just outside of the San Francisco area. The report reviewed the period from 2009 to 2013, featuring over 300 cases.