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An Overview of Workplace Harassment in California (With Examples)

Workplace harassment can take many forms from verbal to physical. Determining whether or not a line has been crossed can be very complicated because an incident that may not be overly bothersome to one person may be devastating to another. The growt…
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Sexual Harassment Law in California: Explained!

Sexual harassment can take a variety of forms, and with more media platforms available to employees, sexual harassment has never been more prevalent in the workplace. Coworkers and supervisors alike are connected through Facebook, Twitter, and other…
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"Reasonable accommodation" Defined under California Law.

Employees with disabilities are often entitled to a reasonable accommodation at their job. A “reasonable accommodation” is a change in the way an employee performs their work that: (1) is compatible with the employee’s disability,…
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Job References & Hiring: What can employers say in California?

When applying for new jobs, many California employees face a common concern: they didn’t leave their last job on the best terms, but they have to give an honest list of their last jobs to their prospective employer. So, what can a former employ…
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Defamation in the Workplace: California lawsuits to protect employees.

Spreading lies or false rumors can be extremely harmful to a person’s career or reputation. False rumors concerning an employee’s competence or honesty can often spread quickly throughout the workplace. These rumors can prevent employees from ob…
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Can my employer read my e-mail? California employment law explained.

In workplaces across California, employers provide their employees with useful electronic tools. These include: cell phones, computers, laptops, tablets, e-mail addresses, and even websites. In most cases, these tools improve productivity and make th…
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Sexual Harassment Law in California: Quid Pro Quo & Hostile Work

Sexual harassment is one of the most common forms of harassment in today’s workplace. Claims of sexual harassment number in the tens of thousands each year. Millions of dollars are paid annually to compensate victims for their suffering. According…
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Workplace Harassment in California: What kind of behavior is illegal?

In many situations, California employers are prohibited by law from harassing employees in the workplace. However, the harassment must involve a prohibited behavior. An employer, for example, cannot verbally harass you for being a member of a protect…
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