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What Is Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment?

Posted on June 29, 2020
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California and federal law recognize two types of sexual harassment:  quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment harassment. Below, our Los Angeles sexual harassment lawyers explain: The definition of hostile work environment sexual harassment How hostile work environment sexual harassment is different than quid pro quo harassment How to determine whether you have a viable claim What Is Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment? Hostile work environment sexual harassment is any conduct … Read More

Can My Employer Demote Me for No Reason?

Posted on June 12, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic has negatively affected many California businesses. As a result, employers have been looking to cut costs to survive. Unfortunately, these cuts often include firing or demoting hard working employees. Have you been demoted at work? If so, then you are likely frustrated by the pay cut or reduction of your hours. You also might be concerned that you were wrongfully demoted. Below, our attorneys answer the question, “Can my … Read More

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Does the Law Protect Me From Employee Survey Retaliation?

Posted on April 30, 2020
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It is common for employers to ask their employees to fill out engagement surveys. In general, these surveys may shed light on the workplace or a service related to the business. Employees are given the opportunity to weigh in on these topics, giving valuable insight to the employer. Often, employers will bill an employee engagement survey as anonymous or confidential. However, some employees report getting fired for an anonymous survey in which … Read More

The Most Common Violations of the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993

Posted on March 30, 2020
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The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) aims to help employees balance their work and family lives. To do this, the act grants certain kinds of workers unpaid leave for family or medical reasons. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks of this job-protected leave per year. During this time, an employee retains any group health benefits they are currently enrolled in. Unfortunately, violations of this act are common and … Read More

Coronavirus in the Workplace: What California Employees Need to Know

Posted on March 13, 2020
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As the coronavirus spreads across California and the United States, we have evaluated its impact on your workplace. Here are some of the things employees need to know in order to protect themselves, their coworkers and their legal rights. Can an Employee Take Sick Time if He or She Is Experiencing Any Symptoms of the Coronavirus? Most employment in California is “at-will.” This means that an employer may terminate an employee for … Read More

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