California has long been known as a state that offers employees some of the greatest workplace protections in the country. This results from laws allowing employees to bring claims against their employers based on issues such as discrimination, harassment, unpaid...read more
Understanding Sexual Harassment and How to Stop It May Be Easier Now Because of What Has Happened in 2016
Sexual harassment has been a significant issue in 2016, touching areas from the presidential campaign to high-profile lawsuits against media moguls. And while the events of this past year are no doubt part of a trend that has gone on for decades, despite vigorous...read more
Survey Finds 40% of Female Fast-Food Workers Face Sexual Harassment, Including Hostile Work Environments
In the same week that a union filed sexual harassment complaints against McDonald’s on behalf of 15 workers, a Washington, D.C.-based research firm released the results from a survey regarding fast-food workers. The survey indicated that 40% of female fast-food...read more
I Am Being Paid Less Than My Male Co-Worker. How Much is the Wage Gap Going to Cost Me in My Career?
The wage gap - the average difference between what men and women are paid for doing the same job - has been a topic of widespread discussion since at least the 1970’s. Yet, four decades later, women are still experiencing lower pay than men for the same work....read more
Pregnancy can be one of the most wonderful occasions of life for those who are expecting and their families. But businesses and supervisors unfortunately don’t always see it that way, with one famous CEO infamously saying that pregnancy is “certainly an inconvenience...read more
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