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California employers must display poster for transgender rights

Society in California has slowly progressed in their understanding and acceptance of people from all cultures, sexual orientation and other differences. For a long time the law in California has tried to ensure that all people are treated equally, but over time as our understanding of people changes the laws have changed as well. This is true in the workplace as well. Over time the protected classes have grown larger and now transgender individuals are a protected class as well.

Which companies are exempt from family leave laws?

There are many different companies in California. Not only do they vary greatly in the services or products they provide, they also vary greatly in size. They range from companies with just one sole owner who runs the whole company to multinational corporations who have thousands of employees. However, no matter the size of the company it is important that employees are treated fairly and every employer is prohibited from sexually harassing their employees.

Female engineer at Google claims sexual harassment

Women's rights in the workplace in California have been in the spotlight recently. In addition to the movement to stop the systemic nature of sexual harassment towards women, there has also been attention brought to the wage gap and difference in opportunities between men and women. This has been a big issue especially in the technological industry in Silicon Valley. Women have brought light to this type of sex discrimination and harassment at many of the major technological companies.

Rules for transgender bathroom use in the workplace

When people in California go to work usually their only concern is making sure that they do their job correctly and up to the expected standards. They expect that they will only be judged based on their work performance and not on something that is out of their control. Unfortunately, some people are judged on things such as their sex or sexual orientation and others.

Cable network accused of gender discrimination in new lawsuit

People in California have a right to free speech and saying offensive things in public is not necessarily a crime. However, one's first amendment rights do have limitations in certain private situations. One of these situations is in the workplace. People cannot make crude comments about people or even tell offensive jokes if they make others uncomfortable or are harassing in nature. These could be comments about sex, religion race and others and people need to be careful what they say.

The wage gap between men and woman is still a problem

There are many things in California society that change over time, but somethings can take longer than others to completely change. For a long time white males dominated most power positions in business as well as other areas of society. Over time this has slowly changed and men of different ethnicities and women have made some gains in being able to get into these positions. However, statistics show that as a society these groups still lag behind.

Process for filing sexual harassment complaint in California

There many things that annoy people while at work. It could be an over bearing boss or a co-worker who bothers one throughout the day. It could also be certain policies that the employee does not like. However, there are some things that go beyond simply being annoying. Sometimes certain actions fall into the category of harassment. One type of harassment that is very common is sexual harassment.

Hotel workers may soon have protections from sexual harassment

People in California are put into many different situations depending on the type of job they work. Most are in fairly public places though with many other people around during the day. If something happens to them or there is inappropriate behavior, there are generally other people around who may be able to help them. This is not true for all jobs though. One of these jobs is hotel workers. Many of these workers need to go into the rooms for various things and are isolated in the room while they work.

What one should do if they are being sexually harassed at work

There are many forms of sexual harassment in California. It is also not just limited to the entertainment industry or politicians either, even though most of the publicity is centered on those to areas of society. Sexual harassment is present in many different types of employment settings and affects many people each year. There has now a big movement to shed light on the problem, but the victims of the harassment still need to know how to properly address their individual cases.

Employers must train supervisors to correct sexual harassment

As people in California are aware, there has been a giant light shined on sexual harassment in the workplace recently. Many high profile people in the entertainment and media have been fired or resigned over allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate workplace behavior. The allegations against these men go back numerous years as well and demonstrate that sexual harassment has been an issue for a long time and continues to be one as well.

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