Harassment

What Constitutes Unlawful Workplace Bullying?

Bullying in the workplace can interfere with an employee’s ability to perform the essential functions of his or her job. It could also lead to emotional distress and physical harm, such as broken bones or concussions. California has laws in place prohibiting workplace bullying. If someone breaks these laws or an employer fails to step… read more

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Caste Discrimination in Silicon Valley & California

People from all over the world come to the United States for a new beginning, and the promise of a better tomorrow. This is especially true for lower caste Indians, including the Dalits, or the “untouchables” who have left a society that treats them as if they are disposable. However, as many Dalits have found,… read more

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New CA Laws Protecting Child Actors From Sexual Harassment

Hollywood has long been a setting for child sexual harassment. Hundreds of child actors have come forward with stories about sexual harassment and abuse on Hollywood sets over the years, often perpetrated by directors, producers, and others in positions of power in the industry. Recently, California Governor Gavin Newsom has made protecting child sexual abuse… read more

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Sexual Harassment and Work From Home

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect people around the globe, a large percentage of workers are working remotely from home to social distance. Whether you are new to the work-from-home environment or have previously held a remote position, it is important to realize you have all the same rights as in-office workers. These include… read more

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What Happens After You Report Harassment at Work?

Sexual harassment is a common offense workers have to deal with in California. From inappropriate jokes and remarks in the workplace to physical sexual assault, an employee may face many forms of harassment at work in Los Angeles. You did the right thing by reporting harassment to your employer or Human Resources department. Now, continue… read more

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Proving Sexual Harassment Took Place, if There Were No Witnesses

Sexual harassment is a common problem in workplaces in California. It is prevalent throughout the US, with 734,630 sexual assault and rape crimes reported in 2018. If you experienced sexual harassment at work, you are not alone. You have legal options such as filing an official complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or… read more

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Is There a Statute of Limitations for Sexual Harassment Claims in CA?

As a sexual assault survivor, it is natural to struggle with coming forward. This is common among survivors of sexual harassment, discrimination, assault and violence. Unfortunately, federal and state laws place a time limit on your right to bring a claim, pushing you to file before it is too late. The legal term for this… read more

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Can I File a Sexual Harassment Complaint Anonymously?

Sexual harassment is an offense many men and women face at work in California. A 2018 study by Stop Street Harassment found that 81% of women and 43% of men in the U.S. have experienced some form of harassment or assault in their lifetimes. Sexual harassment can create a hostile or intimidating workplace and interfere… read more

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Is Teasing Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is a serious issue that can make a work environment unproductive, unsafe or hostile. Sexual harassment can range from inappropriate jokes to physical assault. Knowing what does and does not constitute sexual harassment is important if you are considering coming forward with a related complaint or lawsuit with the help of a Los… read more

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FAQs: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment is an illegal activity that violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is a crime that unfortunately pervades thousands of workplaces around the U.S. Sexual harassment can lead to emotional distress, unlawful job termination, sexual assault and personal injuries. It is important to know the definition of sexual harassment as an employee… read more

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