You may have seen that California Governor Jerry Brown is considering a bill that would end the ability of employers in the state to stop workers from suing them for sexual harassment and discrimination. Right now, businesses can force employees to sign arbitration agreements, and they often do not even know they have signed them. […]read more
The conversation around sexual assault and harassment has grown exponentially. From Hollywood to Washington D.C., it seems that more people in powerful positions are being accused of this misbehaviour. The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have catapulted the demand for assailants to be held responsible more publicly in order to deter this kind of behaviour for […]read more
Your workplace should be a safe environment, free of discrimination, sexual harassment, and anything else that may make you feel uncomfortable. Unfortunately, is not always the case. Sexual harassment is far too prevalent now in the workplace. You see it on the news or read about it almost daily. Companies have been catching on and […]read more
The last few years have changed everything about how sexual harassment is treated. From Hollywood to media offices around the country, we are finally realizing as a country that no form of sexual harassment is okay. The old days of pushing things under the carpet and calling them “harmless” are gone for good. You have […]read more
Many people go through it. It can be scary. People fear losing their job the most and possible ridicule. Sexual harassment in the workplace is far too prevalent. The EEOC definition is “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.” Many may not even realize that […]read more
The Harvey Weinstein scandal has forever reshaped California’s sexual harassment laws and continues to ripple through the nation. But many tend to forget that there also a non-sexual form of harassment, and it is no less damaging or traumatizing than sexual harassment. But what is the difference between sexual and non-sexual harassment in the workplace? […]read more
In the face of all the sexual misconduct allegations that are flying around across a myriad of industries in the U.S., USA Gymnastics is coming under fire for allegedly silencing victims of sexual abuse. In December, U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney took legal action against the United States Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, accusing the organizations’ […]read more
Besides shedding an unpleasant light on the ugly scope of the sexual harassment problem in the workplace, the latest wave of sexual harassment and misconduct allegations in both small and large U.S. companies have fostered change in the workplace. In what has become a revolutionary article that encouraged millions of Americans to expose just how […]read more
Amid sexual harassment scandals brewing in Hollywood, claims of sexual misconduct have echoed across many other industries in the U.S. One such industry is sports. It may sound surprising to many, but the sports industry – be it football, basketball, soccer or even MMA – is full of sexual harassment and misconduct against both females […]read more
In a new wave of sexual assault accusations against some of Hollywood’s most influential figures, more women come forward to reveal how their work relationships changed after the rape and forced sex. Russell Simmons, the hip-hop mogul in California, is being accused of sexual assault after model Keri Claussen Khalighi came forward to detail a […]read more
Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.
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