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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

How Deductions for Confidential Sexual Harassment Settlements Were Eliminated

Posted on January 9, 2019
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Nondisclosure agreements (NDA) are notoriously common during workplace sexual harassment settlements. For many decades, your employer could settle a confidential sexual harassment claim and receive a tax deduction. However, a recent tax reform bill forces your employer to choose between using an NDA and receiving a tax deduction. Section 13307 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) states that no tax deductions are available for “any settlement related to sexual harassment … Read More

Why Does the #GoogleWalkout Matter to Workers in California?

Posted on December 14, 2018
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On November 1, 2018, more than 20,000 Google employees walked out of their offices to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment claims. The event dubbed #GoogleWalkout is being hailed as a cultural watershed moment, but do you know why? Here’s a look into the event and how it could not only change Google, but the entire work culture of Silicon Valley. Why Have a #GoogleWalkout? The story of the Google walkout … Read More

How Do Sexual Harassment Myths Keep the Cycle of Abuse Going?

Posted on December 7, 2018
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Some people may believe that sexual harassment doesn’t happen often, but movements like #MeToo are correcting this misconception. Harassment comes in many forms, and myths like this can help perpetuate a culture that condones misbehavior. Here are three more myths that also contribute to blinding workers about the truth of sexual harassment. Myth 1: Real Victims Will Report Harassment Immediately In a perfect world, the victims of sexual harassment would report incidents … Read More

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