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What If Your Employer Ignores Your Sexual Harassment Complaint?

Sexual harassment involves the use of explicit or implicit sexual overtones, including unwelcomed and inappropriate advances. Sexual harassment is a severe problem. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),  45% of harassment claims were based on a person’s sex. When it occurs in the workplace, sexual harassment is toxic, unlawful, and cannot be […]
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20 Myths & Misconceptions About Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment has moved to the forefront of the conversation. Yet, there is still much misinformation about what sexual harassment is. Below is a list of sexual harassment myths and misconceptions. MYTH #1: SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS A WOMAN’S ISSUE Men aren’t immune. Sexual harassment affects men, including gay and bisexual men. MYTH #2: HARASSMENT REQUIRES […]
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The EEOC, California DFEH, and the Right to Sue

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, also known as the EEOC, is a federal agency that enforces federal laws against discriminating against a job applicant or employee due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the DFEH, is California’s agency responsible for enforcing state laws […]
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What Legal Protections Are Available to Employees who Use Medical Marijuana in California?

Does California offer any legal protections to employees who use medical marijuana? The answer is: it's complicated. California is now one of a handful of states that have legalized marijuana for medical use (the first state to do so in this instance) and recreational users. The laws in California for employees who use medical marijuana, although […]
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