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January 2019 Archives

For women, California workplaces have room to improve

Although one must applaud those areas in which progress has been made, it seems that the entire country, including California, has room to improve when it comes to women's rights. This is particularly true with regards to women's right to be treated fairly and equally in the workplace.

Number of EEOC sexual harassment claims increases in 2018

In the wake of the ongoing #MeToo movement in California and across the nation, the number of sexual harassment claims submitted to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) during fiscal year 2018 increased sharply over the fiscal year 2017. In 2017, 6,696 claims were filed, while the number was 7,609, or about 1,000 more, in 2018.

Cal State pays $2.75 million to settle sexual harassment claims

A former female athletic department official at Cal State Los Angeles recently received a $2.75 million settlement from the university. The woman alleged that the ex-athletic department director violated the California Fair Housing Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) by committing acts of sexual harassment.

We're willing to take on big companies in California

Taking legal action against a big national or international corporation can be a very daunting task. Large companies usually have access to a lot of resources, including a well-financed legal team that will do what it can to defeat or minimize even a legitimate claim filed by an employee.

Basic points about the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA for short, is a federal law that affords certain protections to people who have documented physical or mental disabilities. The ADA actually covers a variety of topics; among these, it protects employees in California and nationwide who may have to work with a disability.

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