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May 2016 Archives

Sexual harassment experienced by many female doctors

It is common for female doctors in California to experience some form of sexual harassment on the job. A study that has been published in a peer-reviewed journal found that nearly one-third of successful female doctors around the country have experienced sexual harassment. The study was conducted by surveying 1,066 male and female doctors who had been recognized by the National Institutes of Health with a career development award.

Lowe's settles in disability discrimination action

An inflexible employer could create serious difficulties for a California employee with a disability. However, a major case involving Lowe's may provide encouragement to others dealing with conflicts over leave needed to deal with their conditions or to care for family members suffering disabilities. The home improvement company has agreed to pay more than $8 million to settle a lawsuit that had been filed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Worker alleges bullying for disability

Employees in California and throughout the country may have some legal recourse if they are in a hostile work environment. In one case, a man who had neuropathy worked on a production line. Neuropathy causes muscles to degenerate, and the man slowly lost control over his extremities. The man wore leg braces, and his coworkers knew he had neuropathy.

New informational poster outlines FMLA

California employees who are covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act may see a new poster appearing in their workplaces soon. The Department of Labor has issued a new poster that provides information about the law, and employers covered under the law are required to display this information for their employees.

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