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Posted by Legal Team On April 27, 2023

What is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is all too common and has been largely ignored in the United States for many years. Since the advent of the Me Too movement, we are becoming increasingly aware of how intolerable behaviors that we have been forced to tolerate for years actually are. It…

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Posted by Legal Team On March 31, 2023

Small Business CFRA Leave Mediation

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) provided information about its new pilot mediation program for specific claims under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). This initiative may offer a substantial benefit to “small employers” that are subject to CFRA. California Family Rights Act (CFRA) According…

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Posted by Legal Team On March 21, 2023

The Most Common Types of Disability Discrimination

When individuals experience unfair or unequal treatment because they have a disability, whether physical, cognitive, or mental, it is considered disability discrimination. Disability discrimination can happen in a variety of settings and in multiple ways. In this blog, we will discuss the most common types of disability…

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Posted by Legal Team On February 13, 2023

How to Report Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

No one should have to endure sexual harassment in the workplace. California has strict laws governing sexual harassment in the workplace and considers sexual harassment a type of sex discrimination. California also has a process for reporting sexual harassment in the workplace and remedies for employees whose…

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Posted by Legal Team On February 9, 2023

What is Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment?

Quid pro quo comes from Latin and means to exchange one thing for another. While the phrase may be appropriate in a variety of circumstances, it is never appropriate when used in reference to benefits in the workplace. Quid pro quo sexual harassment is when an employer…

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Posted by Legal Team 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 Legal Team 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 Legal Team 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 Legal Team 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 Legal Team 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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