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August 2016 Archives

FMLA leave and protection for pregnant women

When the editor of a popular magazine was let go from her job on Aug. 22 while on maternity leave, it caused many people to wonder what protections exist for pregnant women or women who have just given birth. There is no federal guarantee of maternity leave. While workers throughout the country are protected from discrimination under a federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, California workers have additional protections.

Why employees facing sexual harassment may stay quiet

Many California residents who have been following the Fox News Channel sexual harassment case may be wondering why it took so long for CEO's accusers to speak up. According to a psychotherapist who works with those who have suffered trauma in the past, the reasons could be associated with the power abusers often hold over their alleged victims.

Women in advertising commonly experience sexual harassment

The American Association of Advertising Agencies has released the preliminary results of a survey that shows sexual harassment is still common in the industry. Of the nearly 400 women who participated in its survey, readers in California may be shocked that more than 50 percent said they experienced sexual harassment at some point in their careers.

Transgender individuals not protected against discrimination

In California and around the country, many transgender men and women find getting jobs very difficult. In some cases, employers refuse to hire transgender employees either due to their own views or because they may believe that are a safety risk. Either way, discrimination against transgender individuals can make it very difficult for these individuals to earn a living.

Man sues employer for FMLA interference

When an employee takes time off from their job, they're entitled to receive notices from their employer informing them about their rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Failure to present an employee with these notices can have severe consequences for the employer. Recently, a former bank employee won an FMLA interference claim after he alleged that his employer failed to inform him about his job restoration rights.

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