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October 2011 Archives

Complaints of religious harassment in the workplace on the rise

In the state of California, certain employee differences are protected by state and federal laws. These laws are especially enforced to ensure that every employee is treated equally in the workplace despite one's age, race, ethnicity, sex and religious beliefs. Unfortunately, these differences may not always be respected or properly accommodated. Under certain circumstances, this may be considered a form of discrimination or harassment, which is illegal in the workplace.

Male employee files sexual harassment lawsuit against fitness center

Sexual harassment can happen to any employee in any workplace. Although complaints regarding inappropriate behavior often come from women, men may also be subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace.

California workers file class-action lawsuit against warehouse

Some jobs are more physically demanding than others in California, but that does not mean that workers should be subjected to abusive conditions. Every employer must comply with state and federal labor laws, and the rights of employees should be respected and protected in every workplace.

Former CFO claims she was fired because she had breast cancer

As we have previously mentioned on our San Diego employment law blog, employees are protected under federal and state laws that are meant to prevent a worker's rights from being violated in the workplace. It is important that individuals feel safe and respected while at work and employers are responsible for making sure that happens. Unfortunately, employees continue to experience discrimination in the workplace.

HoneyBaked Ham sued for ignoring sexual harassment complaints

Employers in California and throughout the entire U.S. are responsible for making sure that the rights of their employees are protected when incidents involving discrimination, retaliation or sexual harassment arise in the workplace.

Harassment, discrimination claims increase for Congressional employees

An annual report released by the nonpartisan Congressional Office of Compliance (OOC) has found that, although workplace safety issues are handled well in the Congressional workplace, harassment, discrimination and hostile work environment complaints have been increasing over the last five years.

California trucking company sued by EEOC for race discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that it has filed a lawsuit against a California trucking company and the corporation that now owns it for alleged discrimination based on ethnic origin and for race discrimination. The EEOC claims that the corporation that purchased the trucking company should also be held liable for discriminatory and retaliatory employment practices that took place there.