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Sexual harassment prevention training is required in workplace

When people in Los Angeles go to work they should be able to just focus on doing their job. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes there is workplace drama that makes it difficult to concentrate on what one is supposed to be doing. This may be annoying, but most of the time it is not illegal. However, there is certain behavior that is illegal and can be very upsetting. Sexual harassment is one of these types of behavior, and it affects many people in California workplaces.

Sex discrimination and the Equal Pay Act

Both men and women can work similar jobs in California and perform similar job tasks. Therefore, it seems like it would be common sense that both men and women in such situations would earn a similar income. However, for many years this has not been the case. While women are slowly catching up, many employers pay women a lower income or do not offer them the same opportunities as men. However, this is sex discrimination and it has been illegal for many years under the Equal Pay Act.

Google employees walk out in protest of sexual harassment at work

While there have been many industries that have been exposed through the #metoo movement, the tech industry in particular has been under fire for a variety of issues. These include accusations in regards to the number of women in the industry and their ability to move up in the companies. Also, there have been a number of claims regarding sexual harassment that women in the industry experience.

What actions in the workplace are considered sexual harassment?

Not all people in California love their jobs and even those who do have days when they simply do not want to go. This could be because the work is mundane, they have an overbearing boss, their co-workers are annoying or other reasons. However, most of those types of reasons are legal and if the person wants to keep their job they must put up with it. However, there are other reasons that people may not want to go to work which can include illegal conduct by managers or co-workers.

Basics of the Family Medical Leave Act in California

Having a family in California is something that many people want to have and therefore many couples have children every year. However, as everyone knows, it is only women who actually have the babies. While having a baby can be a very joyous occasion, babies also need a lot of attention when they are first born to ensure that they will thrive. The mothers also need time to recover especially if there were complications with the pregnancy or birth.

What is quid pro quo and hostile work environment harassment?

Workplaces in California have changed over time. Women, minorities, older workers, people with disabilities and others have gained rights that they did not always have. However, despite the laws changing, it has been a much longer process to change the attitudes and behaviors of some of those in charge at the companies. For instance, women may have obtained more jobs, but many are still subjected to various forms of sexual harassment. This was clearly just an engrained part of working and seemed like the norm, even if it wasn't appropriate and may even have been illegal in some cases.

Los Angeles councilman accused of sexual harassment again

There have been many sexual harassment allegations made against members of the California state legislature. In turn, there have been many changes at the state government level to correct the inappropriate behavior and give the victims of the sexual harassment a way to file complaints when it does occur. These types of changes have trickled down to the city level as well. The Los Angeles mayor created a website for employees to report harassment and bias they experience in their jobs and hold the harassers accountable.

Protecting victims of gender discrimination and harassment

There are people of different genders and sexual orientation in California. These differences between genders and sexual orientation should have no effect on how people treat them though. This includes while people are at work. Employers should only be evaluating their employees based on their work performance. Unfortunately, there are many employers who do make their decisions based on gender or sexual orientation.

California legislature passes sexual harassment bills

The #metoo movement has been active in California. The goal of the movement is to bring attention to the sexual harassment that people endure at work. It also demonstrated that this type of behavior was an accepted part of the workplace in many industries and that it needed to stop. However, bringing attention to it and speaking out against it is one thing, but actual changes needed to be made. It appears that the movement has achieved that goal in the California legislature.

When is an employer liable for sexual harassment at work?

The purpose of going to work in California is to do your job and to earn an income. Co-workers and others within the company may develop friendships and other relationships, but those are based on an employee's own choosing. However, there are people within companies that employees do not want to associate with on any other level than a professional level.

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