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Posted by 1p21.admin On August 19, 2022

What if I get harassed at work — and I work from home?

It’s been more than two years since the pandemic forced millions of Americans to work from home. Today, many, if not most, Bay Area workplaces are back open, but many employees are still working remotely. They discovered that they preferred the convenience of working from home and…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On May 17, 2022

Flaws seen in how Cal State system deals with sexual harassment

Inconsistencies have surfaced in the way the California State University investigates and resolves sexual harassment cases at its more than 20 campuses. As a result, state lawmakers have requested an independent audit in how the university system deals with such cases. These findings were disclosed in a…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On March 16, 2022

Two important law changes in 2022 that employees should know about

California is largely known as the most employee-friendly state in the nation. The California legislature has enacted two new pieces of legislation this year that provide hard-working employees with additional rights and opportunities. If you are a private employee, you should inform yourself as to how this…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On January 21, 2022

Can employers terminate an employee out on disability leave?

Like most people across the United States, workers in California are considered “at-will employees.” In general, this means employers can terminate employees at any time for any reason. The only caveat is that the termination follows a legal path for legal reasons. Numerous laws and regulations protect…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On July 12, 2021

Global report calls sexual harassment of women in health care a ‘major problem’

Women make up the backbone of healthcare around the world, and the Bay Area is no exception. An estimated 90 percent of nurses, and 70 percent of healthcare workers overall, are female. Yet the women who work hard every day to keep the rest of us healthy…

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Longtime executive sues Disney, ABC for sexual orientation discrimination

Workplace discrimination is not limited to low-level employees. Anyone from entry-level workers to executives can be a potential target. No matter how much power your job title seems to give you, there are likely people at your same level or above you who can make doing your…

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Amazon manager files suit over racial discrimination

Amazon has been forced to reevaluate its hiring practices after a manager filed a lawsuit over racial and gender discrimination in early March. In her lawsuit, Charlotte Newman, a senior manager, claims that Amazon hired her for a lower managerial position than she applied for and qualified…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On September 15, 2020

Racial discrimination surfaces again at McDonald’s restaurants

The Golden Arches have become tarnished from decades of racial discrimination, according to more than 50 former Black franchisee owners who claim McDonald’s restaurants gave preferred treatment to their White counterparts. The 52 plaintiffs filed a federal lawsuit against the fast-food giant in August, each seeking up…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On September 8, 2020

Can your employer fire you for what you post online?

You’ve probably heard enough about “cancel culture” to understand that there’s a very real risk that what you post online can come back to haunt you. Just the same, in the heat of the moment, you may still lose your cool and post something that other people…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On September 3, 2020

Why don’t more sexual harassment victims speak up?

Victims of sexual harassment often don’t come forward right away. When they do finally report their harassment, a lot of armchair pundits are inclined to ask, “Well, why didn’t they speak up sooner?” There are a lot of reasons. Chief among them are: Humiliation and shame: When…

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