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California law requires at least one woman on board of directors

Many people are aware of the "glass ceiling" that women in California have faced throughout the years. This basically means that while women have technically always had the same opportunities in the workplace as men, in reality women received much fewer job opportunities especially at the higher levels of the business.

What should one do if they are being sexually harassed?

There are many things that happen during a work day that can be frustrating or annoying for people in California. This could be for many different reasons and could involve dealing with a very demanding client or an over-bearing manager or supervisor.

Employee at UC Irvine files lawsuit after repeated harassment

While people in California may have been aware of sexual harassment in the workplace for a long time, many may have just seen it as part of business. It was very prevalent in the workplace for a long time and many times nothing was done about it. Now it has come to the forefront of the public's attention, and many high profile individuals have been accused of sexual harassment and lost their jobs because of it. So, it would seem that employers would be aware of the importance of protecting their employees from sexual harassment, but many employers still allow it to happen.

Women with pregnancy disabilities allowed to take leave

There are many things that happen in people's lives in California that can change their lives significantly. One of these things is when women become pregnant. Having a child changes things drastically and people's lives start to revolve around their children as newborn children need almost constant attention. This is why mothers and fathers are allowed to take time off work after the birth of a child under both federal and California law without fear that they will lose it.

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.

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