What Is Third-Party Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a problem that’s as destructive as it is pervasive.  As a form of sex discrimination, it is illegal under federal law outlined by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. At the state level, it is prohibited by the California Fair Employment and Housing Act and recent legislation expanded sexual harassment training requirements. ...

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What Is a Hostile Work Environment?

“Hostile work environment” is an employment law term most people are familiar with but may not really understand what it entails. Like other employment law terms, such as harassment and discrimination, it’s important to have a clear grasp of what these all mean and how they may – or may not – apply to a situation you’ve experienced at work....

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Can I Be Fired for Reporting COVID-19 Safety Violations?

Understanding Your Employee Rights Though COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the world and transform how we live our lives, many sectors of the economy are returning to work. Because transmission remains a very real possibility, workplaces are required to maintain new levels of mitigating safety measures to protect both customers and employees. Still, some employees have discovered corners are being...

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What Should I Do If I Was Sexually Harassed at the Office Holiday Party?

As the end of the year approaches, workplaces across the country are starting to throw holiday parties. Although holiday parties are supposed to give employees the opportunity to relax and enjoy each other’s company, these celebrations can take an unfortunate turn and might be the scene of a sexual harassment incident, especially when people have consumed too much alcohol. If...

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