UNDERSTANDING MATERNITY LEAVE

Posted by Lawyers for Employee and Consumer Rights - California Employment Attorneys | Oct 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

In addition to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California has state laws protecting both pregnancy and parenting leave. In early 2018, California enacted the New Parent Leave Act (NPLA) that widened the scope of the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). The new law expands on the federal guidelines to provide unpaid leave benefits to eligible employees that work for smaller companies (twenty or more employees).

Falsely Fired for Sexual Harassment?

Posted by Lawyers for Employee and Consumer Rights - California Employment Attorneys | Aug 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

California's Fair Employment and Housing Act as well as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal for employers to allow anyone to be sexually harassed at work, regardless of one's gender, race, sex, religion, sexual orientation or national origin. By placing the responsibility on employers, it holds the company accountable for creating a work environment that is free from harassment. Therefore, sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal when employers knowingly ignore its presence and/or do not take the appropriate steps to ensure that the harassment stops.

WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Posted by Lawyers for Employee and Consumer Rights - California Employment Attorneys | Jul 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

What happens when someone is sexually harassed at work? Sexual harassment occurs in many ugly forms: sexual harassment from a co-worker or boss… inappropriate comments… unwanted contact…gross and/or inappropriate emails… or calls… or texts. Or… Why does the victim stay? The behavior is intimidating but the employee endures the humiliation. They try to avoid the person harassing or assaulting them. They make the “best” of it. They deny that it's happening. They keep secret the fact that they're victims of sexual assault. Why? Unfortunately, it's usually very straightforward: The victim needs the job. They need the money. They have heavy duty financial responsibilities at home. Healthcare costs, childcare costs, a host of reasons—they feel trapped in the job, they can't just leave. It's a very threatening and difficult situation.

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