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How an understanding of sexual harassment developed

Many California workers may not realize that the phrase "sexual harassment" was only coined in 1975 by a group of women at Cornell University. Before that time, no single phrase existed to describe the sexual advances and other predatory behavior that women faced on the job. The phrase came into wider circulation after it was used in a New York Times headline, and one women's magazine found that 80 percent of readers surveyed said they had experienced sexual harassment at work.

California employers need to keep up with posting laws

According to California employment law, some employers who maintain staff in that state are required to post updated notices about Fair Employment and Housing Act rules. Employers subject to FEHA may have to comply regardless how big or small their in-state work forces are, as Fair Employment and Housing Council regulations define the size of a company based on all of their workers, not just those in the state.

Human resources and FMLA disciplinary action

Although a human resources director may not be the actual employer in a company, the actions of such an individual could be taken in such a way that the person may be considered liable for inappropriate decisions. California employees may run into disciplinary situations for a variety or work-related offenses, including the abuse of FMLA leave. Communication can be crucial for parties on either side of an FMLA conflict.

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