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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.

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.

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