April 2017

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Posted by Legal Team On April 28, 2017

Document everything when facing sexual harassment

Experts note that sexual harassment cases can be very tough. If you simply claim you were harassed and the other party says that you’re lying, without any evidence or proof, it can be hard to prove you were wronged — even when you know beyond a shadow…

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Posted by Legal Team On April 24, 2017

What rights do pregnant employees have in California?

Companies are notoriously hesitant to hire employees who are – or who are likely to become – pregnant. Although they won’t admit it, some businesses fear that it will cost them too much money to pay for maternity leave and pregnancy-related health care costs. Other businesses worry…

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Workplace sexual orientation discrimination in CA: 3 protections

As noted in an earlier post, the Supreme Court of the United States will likely be asked to review whether or not Title VII (also known as the Civil Rights Act) provides protection against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation at the federal level. The fact that…

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Disability discrimination can happen without a disability

Technically speaking, you don’t have to be disabled to suffer from disability discrimination. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has very strict regulations regarding disability discrimination, as a way to protect workers. They note that treating an employee or a potential employee less favorably due to…

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Does Title VII protect workers from sexual orientation discrimination?

In 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) found bans on same-sex marriage at the state level unconstitutional. Our country’s highest court stated that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states both allow and recognize same-sex marriages. These same justices that two years earlier struck down the…

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Posted by Legal Team On April 14, 2017

Questions may abound if you’re fired after turning 50

You’ve been with the same company for more than two decades. Then, just a few weeks after you turn 50, they fire you. Suddenly, the career that you assumed you’d have until you decided to retire is gone. Was it a legitimate firing, for legal reasons, or…

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Posted by Legal Team On April 12, 2017

Employers should protect workers with food allergies

Allergic reactions to food can happen quickly and be life threatening.  An estimated 15 million people in America suffer from some sort of food allergy. Frighteningly, this number is increasing each day.  A study conducted by the CDC found that between 1997 and 2011, food allergies in…

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Answers to your questions about maternity leave

Missing work for an extended time is worrying. Yet nothing matters to new parents but the health and well-being of their child. Those first months together are important for the health of both the baby and mother, and the bonding that occurs is irreplaceable. That is why…

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Posted by Legal Team On April 7, 2017

How social media has changed sexual harassment

Social media has made communication easier in many ways. It has connected people in new ways and changed how and when they interact. However, it has also changed how sexual harassment happens in the workplace. For one thing, people who work together will often connect on social…

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