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Some Facts About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Despite the popular belief, many forms of sexual harassment do not involve any form of physical contact or blatant sexual advances. One way employers may be able to reduce or possibly prevent sexual harassment in the workplace

Proving Your Age Discrimination Case

With an aging American workforce, it’s no surprise that age discrimination lawsuits are becoming more prevalent. Businesses with at least 20 employees must adhere to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or

Should You Deal with Sexual Harassment on Your Own?

Not all instances of sexual harassment involve physical contact. In fact, many forms of sexual harassment are subtle actions or communications that occur consistently over a certain period of time. If you believe you are the victim of any

Burger King Pays $25,000 to Settle a Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

Last year a Texas Burger King agreed to a $25,000 settlement with Ashanti McShan to avoid a religious discrimination lawsuit by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). A Pentecostal teenager, McShan only wears skirts because of her

Sexual Harassment Through Social Media Sites and Texting

In the last decade or so, technology and social media sites have made the world a much smaller place. Nowadays, it seems that everyone is connected via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other forms of social media. If you are

When Police Commit Sexual Harassment

Lori Matula, a community service officer in the Des Plaines, Illinois Police Department, filed a lawsuit against the department claiming sexual harassment, retaliation and gender discrimination. Matula claims police staff sent pornographic emails and naked pictures from

Religious Freedom in California Workplaces

Employers must make reasonable efforts to accommodate the religious practices of a job applicant or employee unless the accommodation would place an undue burden on the employer. Discrimination based upon an employee’s religious beliefs or practices is

Is Your 30-Minute Lunch Break an Obligation or an Option?

The California Supreme Court resolved an important legal issue last year in Brinkley v. Superior Court — whether employers must make sure that employees use their breaks or simply provide opportunities for break time. The court concluded

Sexual Desire Is No Longer a Necessary Element of a California Sexual Harassment Claim

In August 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 292, strengthening the rights of sexual harassment victims. Equally important, the law clarifies a legal question that emerged from a 2011 California Court of appeals case — whether

Discriminating Against Disabled Californians in the Workplace

In 2012, there were 19,839 employment cases with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the state agency mandated to combat illegal discrimination in employment and housing. Of the total cases, 13,452 were complaints of disability discrimination.

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