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What If I Was Fired for Reporting Sexual Harassment in California? 2024

Sexual harassment is one of the gravest issues that plague today's modern workplace. This is happening not only across California but across the entire globe. It can be a scenario that many could never have expected themselves to be in, and therefore they never take…

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Many things can be considered sexual harassment at work

Most California residents know that sexual harassment at work is illegal. However, sexual harassment means more than just unwanted sexual advances. Physical, verbal or visual unwanted sexual advances are considered sexual harassment. What you may not know is that the offender’s behavior does not need…

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What sexual harassment in the workplace looks like

Any sexual harassment that occurs in the workplace can make it difficult for workers to feel safe in their workplaces and do their jobs. Because of the impact sexual harassment can have on victims, victims should be familiar with what is considered sexual harassment so they can…

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Sexual harassment allegations plague brewing industry

Employees in San Diego and across the United States who have been impacted by employment violations are often fearful of speaking out for several reasons. They might be under the impression that it will not help them, they fear retaliation, concerns abound that they will…

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Retaliation for reporting harassment is an ongoing problem

In San Diego, throughout California and across the nation, people who are confronted with workplace violations are increasingly emboldened to speak out about it. This includes various forms of harassment, most notably sexual harassment. Still, even when employees complain, there are other potential challenges they…

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Is your workplace a hostile work environment?

You work hard to provide for your family and advance your career. However, in a hostile work environment, every day takes its toll on your emotional state. You may be cut off from advancement opportunities or endure jokes that make it clear that you do…

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What is quid pro quo sexual harassment and how do you prove it?

Sexual harassment remains a scary reality for far too many workers. Everyday, men and women are subjected to demeaning behavior that renders their workplace unsafe. Making matters worse is the fact that reporting sexual harassment often leads to negative employment actions, such as demotion, reassignment, or termination.…

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What the new extension means for sexual harassment training

When the #MeToo movement started sweeping the nation, California was one of the quickest states to respond to the increased exposure of sexual harassment in the workplace. They passed several laws in an attempt to make safer work environments for workers of all ages and…

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Sexual Harassment and a hostile work environment

An employee may find him or herself dreading going to work each day because he or she is being subjected to harassing or abusive treatment in the workplace. It could be sexual harassment or some other abusive treatment. The harassment or abuse could be coming…

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How some employers mishandle sexual harassment complaints

When an employee in California first complains about sexual harassment, his or her employer has an opportunity to resolve the situation so that it does not result in a lawsuit. However, many employers mishandle sexual harassment complaints and end up making the situation worse for…

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Victims of workplace sexual harassment have options

Sexual harassment in the workplace can take many forms, such as obscene jokes or comments, or other inappropriate behavior that makes a California worker, whether male or female, feel uncomfortable. Employees who experience this behavior may not know what to do when it happens to…

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Starbucks facing sexual harassment lawsuit

A California Starbucks location is the focus of a recently filed sexual harassment and wrongful termination civil lawsuit. According to the 23-year-old female plaintiff, she initially enjoyed working at the company’s Chula Vista location and things went well until a new manager was hired. The…

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