A sexual harassment legal claim requires that the treatment be "severe and pervasive." For employment attorneys, the work to show that the sexual harassment was severe is often to demonstrate the harassment's interference with the employee's work. It's much more likely that a sexual harassment claim will result in a finding for the victim when his or her work performance is affected.
A bill sponsored by the Transgender Law Center and Equality California was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill, Vital Statistics Modernization Act, makes changing ones birth certificate more simple for transgender Californians. Another bill, the Gender Nondiscrimination Act, was also signed by the governor and it adds to existing protection from discrimination for California residents who identify as transgender.
Another place, in addition to the workplace, that is supposed to be safe from harassment is a school. A new study, however, sheds light on the fact that sexual harassment is pervasive in schools throughout the country.
According to a recent Washington Post and ABC News poll, one in four women say that they have been sexually harassed in the workplace. Two in three Americans say that sexual harassment is a problem in the U.S. The realization that sexual harassment is a problem is an important step for employees and employers to raise awareness of the harm caused by sexual harassment.
As the sexual harassment controversy surrounding Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain grows, many employees are evaluating their own workplace incidents to determine whether it's sexual harassment. This post will help explain the elements of sexual harassment to help California employees understand a harassment claim.
Despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that held that the class of plaintiffs in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was not a proper class under the law, former female employees of Wal-Mart have refiled their lawsuit for sex discrimination. According to the lawyers for the plaintiffs, the new class is approximately 90,000 females, as opposed to the class of 1.6 million in the original Dukes class action suit.
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As the campaign for a Republican presidential candidate heats up, one candidate has become the subject of sexual harassment allegations. Presidential candidate Herman Cain has been accused of engaging in sexual harassment by at least three different women, according to the Christian Science Monitor.