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December 2014 Archives

Workplace discrimination and the Civil Rights Act


California employers have a lot of power when it comes to deciding who they are going to hire and who they are going to terminate. In many situations, the employer can make these decisions for any reason that they see fit. Further, they often don't even need to give an employee any explanation for why they are letting that employee go.

We work to protect employees' rights to family leave


While a person's job is often important to them, the person's family is often the most important. People will do anything to take care of their family. This often requires taking time away from work when family members are sick. As this blog explained in a recent post, the Family Medical Leave Act allows certain California employees to take up to 12 unpaid weeks off of work to care for qualifying family members. California state laws -- including the California Family Rights Act -- also provide employees protection when family members are ill.

Who is a qualifying family member under the FMLA?


There comes a time in most California residents' lives where they or a family member are facing an illness. In these cases people often need to rely on family members for their care. During the illness, people often don't have time to go to work in addition to caring for their loved one. They may need a temporary break from work as they concentrate on their health or that if their family member.

California employers obligated to stop sexual harassment


Sexual harassment in the workplace can be disruptive, demeaning and embarrassing for California employees. Sexual harassment, under California employment laws, includes unwanted sexual advances, sexual propositions, gestures, jokes, sexually suggestive notes or letters, unwanted physical touch or offering benefits in exchange for sexual favors. Additionally, sexual harassment includes any threats or negative consequences for turning down sexual advances. Sexual harassment also includes any harassment based on gender, pregnancy or childbirth.

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