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Who Is Liable in a Sexual Harassment or Discrimination Lawsuit?

Posted on September 13, 2019
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Our Los Angeles Sex Discrimination Attorneys Explain Employer Liability Sexual harassment and discrimination are common problems in the American workplace. As you already know, a national movement, the #MeToo movement, focused on the issue over the past two years.  Workers who experience sexual harassment or discrimination can face lasting psychological trauma and damage to their careers. Fortunately, there are legal options for workers who experience these issues.  The Differences Between Sexual Harassment … Read More

What Is a Hostile Work Environment in California?

Posted on August 5, 2019
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Workplace harassment and bullying can turn a workplace into a hostile environment where you do not feel welcome and constantly fear for your job or safety. Racial slurs, unwelcome sexual advances and other inappropriate behavior can create the conditions to be considered a hostile work environment under the right circumstances. To be considered a hostile work environment, the inappropriate behavior must be pervasive or severe based on a protected trait (such as … Read More

Creators of Parodies Are Granted Immunity From a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit by Claiming Fair Use

Posted on July 11, 2019
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A parody is defined as a humorous use of an existing song, play, or writing that changes some of the original content to create a laughable, ironic new work. However, the original author may wish to prosecute the parody’s author for copyright infringement. Unfortunately, for many of these original authors, the creators of parodies are generally protected under the “fair use” doctrine. The driving element behind the legality of parodies lies in the first … Read More

What Is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification and Can I Be Discriminated Against for It?

Posted on June 12, 2019
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A “Bona Fide Occupational Qualification” (BFOQ) refers to a quality or attribute that employers are legally allowed to take into account when making hiring and employment decisions. If considered in other formats, these qualities would be classified as discrimination and would be in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The BFOQ defense is narrowly construed to ensure that employers … Read More

What Is Trademark Infringement and How Is Infringement Determined?

Posted on June 4, 2019
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Trademark infringement is defined as the unauthorized use of a trademark about goods or services in a manner that is likely to cause confusion, deception or mistakes about the source of the goods or services. For a trademark owner to claim infringement, the Lanham Act specifies that three factors must be shown: use of a protected trademark, priority to use the trademark and a likelihood of confusion between the trademark and the alleged infringer. The first factor … Read More

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