Employers have a responsibility to ensure their workers are not the victims of on-the-job sexual harassment. They must take all reasonable steps to be aware of harassment when it is occurring, and they must respond thoroughly and promptly when employees complain about sexual harassment in the workplace. Unfortunately, some employers do not fulfill this duty. […]read more
Although #MeToo brought the simmering underbelly of sexual harassment to the surface in a big way, it still exists (and may always exist) in the modern workplace. In fact, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission fielded over 6,500 claims of sexual harassment in the fiscal year 2020 alone. This is still an unacceptable level and indicates […]read more
The maker of several popular video games, Riot Games, recently began an investigation into numerous sexual harassment and gender discrimination accusations made against their chief executive, Nicolas Laurent. A lawsuit was filed by a former executive assistant, accusing Laurent of making demeaning gender-based comments and unwanted sexual advancements. Too many employees are forced to suffer […]read more
Sexual discrimination in the workplace is illegal in California. However, as we have learned, thanks to the #MeToo movement, women and men are treated differently in the workplace. The former general manager of the Los Angeles Sparks has filed a lawsuit against the team alleging she was fired for making complaints about inappropriate sexual relationships […]read more
For years, job applicants and employees in this state have had to submit to mandatory arbitration when they make allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or other serious allegations against coworkers or their employer. Assembly Bill 51 was set to change this practice, but it has hit a roadblock. At The Kaufman Law Firm, we […]read more
Over the last few years, we have seen sexual harassment in the workplace come to the forefront of the news. We know now that the problem runs much deeper than we ever thought and it seems that more and more people are speaking up. Today, we want to discuss a recent employee walk-out at a […]read more
Reports surfaced last fall that Google provided multimillion-dollar exit packages to two of its executives who were accused of sexual harassment by Google employees after the company found the allegations to be credible. Yes, you understood that correctly. One Google executive was paid $90 million and another was paid $15 million as part of their […]read more
A complaint issued by the state Commission on Judicial Performance shows is that Jeffery W. Johnson, a Second District Court of Appeal justice, is facing serious allegations. Among the claims are numerous acts of sexual harassment committed by Justice Johnson in the workplace. The claims date back more than a decade to his time as […]read more
When it comes to employment there are so many factors to consider. You have to think about commute time, whether or not salary is comparable to what you need to live, whether you will fit in with the other employers, whether this move will actually take you to the next step or not. The last […]read more
With all the stories of sexual harassment floating around on the Internet, it may seem frightening to report sexual harassment or find enough strength to confront the harasser in the workplace, especially when the harasser is your boss. With more than 81 percent of American women having been sexually harassed at work at least once […]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.
To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.