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March 2013 Archives

Lesbian officers in California to receive $1.25M for harassment

In 2011, two female officers for the Los Angeles Police Department had filed a lawsuit against the city for violating their rights as employees. Both of the women are lesbians, and even though employers are prohibited from sexually harassing workers, the two women claimed that they were harassed on several occasions because of their sexual orientation.

Judge: Former San Diego County worker can't move forward with suit

When employees in San Diego have reason to believe that their employers or colleagues are engaging in unlawful or unethical business practices, they may be concerned about what will happen to them if they choose to report or ignore their suspicions.

Women claim San Francisco firm failed to put a stop to harassment

Three women who worked for a venture capital firm based in San Francisco have recently decided that the only way they will be able to protect their rights after being subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace is to file a lawsuit against their former employer.

Don't let your boss avoid paying you for your last hours of work

Many employment contracts in San Diego and throughout the state of California are presumed to be "at-will" unless stated otherwise. This means an employer may choose to terminate an employee for almost any reason or even no reason.

Domestic Worker Bill of Rights will be re-introduced in California

Every now and then San Diego residents may dream about what it would be like to not have to work. But reality hits and folks realize that they must continue working in order to support their families, save for retirement and afford medical expenses.

Ex-Disney worker says he was fired for exposing sexual harassment

Last week, a former employee for Walt Disney Co. filed a lawsuit against the company for firing him under illegal conditions. The lawsuit, which was filed in California, accuses Disney of retaliation and wrongful termination.

Bullying and harassment affects one third of U.S. workers

Kids are bullied on the playground, teens are bullied at school and yes, even adults are bullied in the workplace in San Diego. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, at least one third of employees in the U.S. have experienced bullying and harassment in the workplace.