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December 2019 Archives

What is quid pro quo harassment?

Sexual harassment in any form has no place in California workplaces. When employees are subjected to demeaning, inappropriate, and dangerous harassment by their superiors and co-workers, they may have actionable claims against their employers. Any suspected case of sexual harassment should be discussed with an employment law attorney, and readers of this blog are reminded that this post offers no legal advice.

Defining wrongful termination in California

Many people have lost their jobs for reasons they find ridiculous or completely made up. However, in almost every state, including California, your employer can fire you for almost any reason without notice. This is because most employment is at-will. In other words, you are allowed to quit for any reason, but you can also be fired for no good reason.

New California workplace laws go into effect January 1

Workplace discrimination and harassment claims are on the rise, and California lawmakers are making every effort to put an end to these behaviors and make sure that all workers are treated equally. A few essential California workplace laws will go into effect on January 1, 2020, in an effort to curb the mistreatment of employees.

Game studio agrees to pay $10M for gender discrimination

Approximately 1,000 past and current female employees of Riot Games are set to recover a portion of the $10M Riot agreed to pay as part of a settlement in a lawsuit alleging gender discrimination. The employees and Riot have agreed to the settlement and it currently awaits court approval.

What constitutes as workplace harassment in California?

Being harassed can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. A behavior that may be too much for one person to handle, may be insignificant to another person. That's why we have laws in place to give us a better understanding of the legal definition of harassment in the workplace.

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