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December 2016 Archives

Woman files lawsuit after 15 years of sexual harassment

A union leader from San Diego is now facing sexual harassment allegations. A civil court case filed by a female employee who worked with the man alleges that the union leader sexually harassed her while she was employed as an insurance clerk. The complaint also alleges gender discrimination and the creation of a hostile work environment.

Your boss discriminated against you during a company reorganization ― now what?

After years of hard work and countless late nights at the office, you finally obtain your dream job - only to be told that you are being let go due to company downsizing. After your initial shock fades, you start to question why you are being fired when so many other less-qualified employees are being saved. One particular thought begins to run through your head, "Am I the victim of discrimination or employer retaliation?"

2 primary types of sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in Los Angeles workplaces primarily takes two different forms. First, we have quid pro quo sexual harassment. Second, we have hostile work environment sexual harassment. Both these types of sexual harassment are difficult and damaging for their victims to endure. Let's take a look at each of these categories more closely so you can better identify them when they happen.

University of California establishes new sexual harassment rules

The University of California announced new guidelines that will apply to sexual harassment allegations on campus. The new guidelines came in response to an incident in October 2016, where a regent of the university asked a female employee for permission to touch her breasts.

Important facts about sexual harassment

Sexual harassment falls under the category of sex discrimination under federal laws -- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This law affects any employer with over 14 employees on staff, including local and state governments. The law further applies to labor organizations, employment agencies and the federal government no matter what part of the country in which the employee is working.

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