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Hotel worker's suit sparks change in practice

A Southern California dishwasher's lawsuit, which got her named a "Person of the Year" by Time magazine in 2017, has also led to some important changes in the hotel industry, which is a staple of the economy in the Los Angeles area and the rest of Southern California.

Unwelcome sexual touching is unlawful

It may be tempting for many people to continue to think of certain types of sexual touching, like grabbing a person's hand or forcing a hug, as just harmless flirtation. However, employees should remember that California and federal law could actually treat this sort of behavior as sexual harassment.

You don't have to face workplace harassment alone

Many people think of sexual harassment perpetrators as male and victims as female, and indeed, this is a common pattern. But, both men and women face harassment at work, and transgender and transsexual individuals often face both harassment and other obstacles to their careers. In response to this ongoing crisis, the California State Legislature has taken action to curtail harassment in the workplace.

What steps can be taken in response to sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination, which has been outlawed both by federal civil rights laws and by California's Fair Employment and Housing Act. In previous posts, we've discussed what sexual harassment is. In this post, we will describe the steps people can take if they have been the victims of sexual harassment.

New laws against workplace harassment take effect in California

Whenever January 1 rolls around, it means not just a new year but new laws in California and other jurisdictions. This year, in response to the #MeToo movement, some new laws have come into effect on the topic of harassment. This blog post will discuss some of these new laws here in California.

What sexual harassment is and what remedies may be available

With the rise of the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment has been a major news story over the past year or so. Women and men have discussed their own personal experiences with sexual harassment, sometimes in gut-wrenching detail. The consensus is that sexual harassment is something no one should have to put up with. But, what exactly is sexual harassment? This blog post will describe sexual harassment in more detail.

Increase in sexual harassment cases and recoveries in 2018

It was a little over a year ago that many people began sharing their sexual harassment stories in response to several high-profile individuals being accused of sexual harassment. People may be wondering whether this heightened profile has also resulted in more complaints to the government about illegal sexual harassment. Some figures recently released by the federal government show that this may indeed have happened.

Workers and bosses have different ideas about sexual harassment

If a single news story has dominated the 2018 headlines, it's been sexual harassment in the workplace. One would think that awareness of the issue is at an all-time high, yet studies show that the problem itself is as prevalent as ever.

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