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Women with pregnancy disabilities must be allowed to take leave

There are many different types of injuries, illnesses and disabilities that can prevent people in California from being able to work. When this occurs, it can be difficult for both the employee who needs the income and the employer who need their employees to ensure the company runs smoothly. However, the employee is protected in these situations. The employer must allow the employee to take leave and still get their job back when they are healthy enough to return.

California legislature under fire for sexual harassment culture

Recently many allegations of sexual harassment have come to the surface in California and throughout the nation. Many people within the entertainment industry and politics have been exposed for their behavior towards women. Many of the complaints have come in the work environment and involve subordinates in those situations. The California legislature is now under fire as well.

New laws in California designed to protect women and families

Recently the problem of the gender pay gap has been brought to a forefront, especially in the tech industry. Particularly the fact that women are often times paid less than men who have similar jobs. This is a form of sex discrimination and while it has been illegal for some time, it is still a problem and it appears in more than just the tech industry. This is fundamentally unfair to women and if it is occurring the women may have legal recourse against the employer.

Equal pay required for both men and women beyond simply salary

Men and women in California both have the required skills to do many of the same jobs. Therefore, for many companies both men and women have similar jobs. However, this was not always the case and certain employers still hire more men than women or hire men for the higher paid positions. Also, sometimes even if a woman has a similar job as a man, the woman is paid less than the man. This situation is getting better, but it still exists. It is also an illegal business practice.

Requirements for employer sexual harassment prevention policy

As many people in California are aware, sexual harassment is something that has been prevalent in many different areas of society. One of these areas is in the workplace. Many employees have been subject to sexual harassment from bosses, supervisors, managers and fellow co-workers. However, no matter who initiates the sexual harassment it is not only inappropriate, but it is also illegal. The person subjected to it may be able to receive compensation as a result.

Transgender worker not protected against discrimination federally

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sex discrimination in the workplace in California, as well as the rest of the United States. However, who is protected under the Act has recently been reinterpreted. According to U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, the law only prohibits discrimination against men and women, not against gender identities, including transgender individuals. This is a reversal from the Obama administration, which interpreted the Act to include transgender individuals.

Assistance in sexual & gender discrimination situations

No one should be judged or have their work affected by their sex or sexual orientation. While that may seem like an obvious statement to make, it's unfortunately not how some workplace scenarios play out. Sexual gender harassment & discrimination is a very real problem in many businesses across the country. While that phrase may conjure up images of dramatic and confrontational situations, many instances of such discrimination occur in much more subtle ways.

What constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace?

Some people in California primarily work by themselves, but the majority of people in California have co-workers, managers and others who they must answer to. People in these work environments also have different relationships with their co-workers. Some may be close friends with other co-workers, while others may keep their work and personal relationships separate. However, no matter what the type of relationship they have with others at work, no one should be subjected to harassment.

Women cannot be treated differently because of pregnancy

How women feel during a pregnancy can vary quite a bit, but some women have very difficult pregnancies. During these pregnancies the women may have significant physical issues or there may be issues that develop that can significantly harm the baby.

EEOC says Estee Lauder's parental leave policy is discriminatory

The cosmetics company Estee Lauder provides biological mothers, adoptive mothers and primary caregivers a generous benefits package. It includes six weeks of paid leave with a back-to-work rule that provides additional flexibility for up to four weeks. The six weeks of paid leave are in addition to paid leave mothers are given to recover from childbirth -- they are meant for child bonding.

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