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Lactating mothers should know their rights for pumping at work

New mothers who are breastfeeding a baby shouldn't have to choose between feeding their baby and going back to work. Fortunately, workers in California have special laws that protect them from having to make this choice.

Just say no to sexual harassment without fear of retaliation

Sexual harassment in the workplace is forbidden by law. There aren't escape clauses in those laws that make these apprehensible actions acceptable. With this in mind, you should feel free to alert your employer that the sexual harassment occurred. Unfortunately, some people don't feel free to make these reports because they fear that they will be retaliated against.

A SoFi manager says he was fired for reporting sexual harassment

A student loan refinance startup, Social Finance Inc. (SoFi), had a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against it on Friday, August 11 by one of its former operations managers. The male employee's lawsuit accuses his former employer of having fired him without cause after he reported sexual harassment and other illegal actions his supervisors were seen participating in.

What does on-the-job sexual harassment usually look like?

The simplest answer to this question is that on-the-job sexual harassment looks ugly, it looks rude, and it looks unlawful. In fact, it is all three of these things. If you feel that a co-worker is sexually harassing you, even in the most mild and subtle ways, you are encouraged to report the behavior to your human resources department immediately.

Former head of Yosemite cited as disparaging females

A report released by the Department of the Interior on Monday, April 10, 2017, accuses Yosemite National Park's former superintendent of having created both a hostile and discriminatory work environment for the park's female employees. The department's Inspector General cites having interviewed at least 71 park employees that were able to corroborate the allegations.

What is an employer's duty when workplace harassment is reported?

Every day, in companies all across the country -- including many in California -- there are employees subjected to hostile work environments. Workplace harassment is real, and even though all of it may not rise to an illegal legal, it does not mean it is something for employers to ignore. Do you feel you were subject to harassment in the workplace? Do you feel your employer did nothing to stop it? You may have legal recourse.

Important facts regarding sexual harassment

Companies in California are bound by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which says that sexual harassment is a type of discrimination. As such, all employees should know a few key facts about sexual harassment so that they can protect themselves if necessary.

Transit Worker Sues for Wrongful Termination

A man who was hired by Pierce Transit in California's neighboring Washington is seeking financial compensation through a wrongful termination suit. The man is alleging that he was wrongfully fired after the company learned of his previous criminal record, which included a series of break-ins and license revocations dating back more than a decade.

Lesbian LAPD Officers Net $1.25M in Sex Harassment Case

The embattled Los Angeles Police Department has agreed to pay $1.25 million to two lesbian officers after the duo reportedly experienced a hostile work environment. This settlement is the latest in a string of six- and seven-figure settlements stemming from the actions of California's LAPD, which has been plagued by accusations of retaliation, discrimination and sexual harassment. In this case, the two women said they were repeatedly harassed by a supervisor.

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