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February 2013 Archives

California judge dismisses sexual harassment suit

California laws protect employees from having to tolerate unwanted sexual advances in the workplace. When employees are subjected to unwanted sexually explicit comments, touching, jokes or images they have the right under employment laws to complain to their employers about the behavior without fear of losing their jobs. Employers have the obligation to prevent the behavior from happening or else they could be held liable for damages.

Los Angeles crash leads to questions about workers' safety

On Feb. 10, a helicopter crashed in Los Angeles County at the Polsa Rosa Ranch, killing three people. This helicopter was a working on the production of a new reality television show for the Discovery Network. The Polsa Rosa Ranch is popular site for filming of all kinds. The accident has led some in the entertainment community to question whether employment laws are doing enough to protect those working on reality television programs.

Former OWN employee brings discrimination suit in Los Angeles

Television and media giant Oprah Winfrey's television network, OWN, is being sued by a former employee in a Los Angeles court. In the suit, the former employee claims that the network violated employment laws by discriminating against her.

Can a California employee leave work to care for an adult child?

Sometimes life brings unexpected circumstances that require extra special attention. People have babies, people get sick and people have emergencies they need to deal with. When these extraordinary circumstances happen, people often wonder if their jobs will be safe under employment laws if they need to take time off from work.

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