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Posted by Legal Team On August 22, 2014

Poll shows 70 percent of victims don’t report harassment

Having rights is one thing. Feeling free and encouraged to use them is quite another. A poll conducted by the Huffington Post and YouGov found that a large number of respondents claimed they had been harassed at their place of work, with 13 percent claiming harassment by…

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Posted by Legal Team On August 13, 2014

What kind of protections does the ADA afford me?

The Americans with Disabilities Act provides guidelines and regulations to ensure that employers treat those with disabilities as fairly as they treat those without disabilities. With the ADA, disabled individuals no longer have to worry about whether or not their disability will prevent them from being hired…

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Posted by Legal Team On August 7, 2014

Police lieutenant claims discrimination cost him promotion

We live in a progressive society that has made monumental strides in terms of achieving social equality. Unfortunately, as far as we’ve come as a society, there is still a long way to go for some people individually. We can all hope that one day the world…

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Posted by Legal Team On July 31, 2014

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…

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Posted by Legal Team On July 24, 2014

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…

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Posted by Legal Team On July 16, 2014

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…

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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…

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Posted by Legal Team On July 2, 2014

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…

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California to increase protections against discrimination

Discrimination for any reason is unacceptable, especially in the workplace. If someone is doing their job properly, then why should they be treated differently to someone else working at the same standard? Sadly, many employees suffer from workplace discrimination every day, being made to feel uncomfortable or…

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Posted by Legal Team On June 19, 2014

San Francisco area ranks first in employee satisfaction again

Those who live in the San Francisco area were treated to some interesting and wonderful news recently: the two cities with the highest ratings for employee satisfaction last year were San Jose and San Francisco respectively. The rankings were based on report card generated by a website…

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