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September 2017 Archives

Ex-Playboy Playmate gets $150,000 in wrongful termination suit

Ex-Playboy Playmate Christine Richters -- who was working for a politician in Southern California as an aide before she was fired -- has settled a wrongful termination lawsuit for $150,000. According to the woman's lawsuit, she was forced to endure a stressful work environment that involved unrealistic demands from her boss, County Supervisor Todd Spitzer.

New law seeks to stop sexual harassment by venture capitalists

It doesn't matter how incredible your idea for a startup company happens to be. If you can't get funding, you're out of luck and your business plans will never come to fruition. This places venture capitalists in positions of enormous power -- one that they sometimes take advantage of by subjecting entrepreneurs to sexual harassment.

Situations in which you're protected from wrongful termination

Many California residents find themselves in difficult situations at their workplaces where they have witnessed or been subjected to unlawful things. In these incidents, the victims or witnesses may be terrified to report the problems to superiors out of fear of retribution or of losing their jobs.

What kind of sexual harassment training muset employers provide?

Every large company -- with 50-plus workers or contractors -- must give employees in supervisory positions at least two hours of sexual harassment training. Supervisors must receive this training within six months of assuming their supervisory roles.

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