Are You the Victim of a Hostile Work Environment?

May 20, 2021

Many people do not like their jobs for a variety of reasons, and they might dread going to work. However, there are some working conditions that exist in violation of employment laws. For example, employees in California and throughout the United States have the right under the law to have a workplace free from sexual…

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“It Was So Bad I Had to Quit!” Understanding Constructive Discharge

May 13, 2021

The law clearly prohibits harassment at work based on protected factors, including sexual harassment or harassment due to race, religion, gender, age, disability, and more. Unfortunately, many employees still have to deal with harassing conduct day in and day out in the workplace, and employers might do little or nothing to stop it. There might…

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Third-Party Investigators: How Companies Investigate Claims

April 21, 2021

When an employee complains of potential sexual harassment at work, the employer should not waste any time starting an investigation into the matter. However, how does the investigation process work? Ideally, you want the person in charge of the investigation to stay neutral and not make assumptions based on anything but facts. How can someone…

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How Does a Sexual Harassment Investigation Work?

April 12, 2021

If you are experiencing sexual harassment at work, you might know the right thing to do is report the matter to your employer. In fact, informing your employer of possible harassment is a necessary step in any hostile work environment harassment case. But what will happen once you do? What can you expect? You might…

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Why Do Companies Downplay Sexual Harassment?

March 17, 2021

Both federal and state laws strictly prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace as a form of unlawful sex and gender discrimination. Sexual harassment can also create a hostile and toxic working environment, which can impact employees’ productivity and increase employee turnover. You would expect that employers would want to take complaints of possible sexual harassment…

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My Employer is Trying to Settle. Do I Still Need an Attorney?

March 10, 2021

Sexual harassment and discrimination that occurs in the workplace can be extremely difficult to accept and deal with. On the federal level, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, otherwise known as the EEOC, often files claims on behalf of victimized workers. Many employers try to settle these claims because settlements are often advantageous to them. However,…

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