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Know what steps to take when reporting harassment at work

Although there is a national movement to report and stop harassing behaviors in the workplace, it remains an uphill climb in California to make certain that business owners, supervisors, fellow employees and others do not feel as if they can continue to harass people with no repercussions. Oftentimes, however, people are unaware of what steps to take when they believe they have become a victim of harassment. There are basics that a person who was victimized should remember to ensure that a complaint has a good chance of success.

Woman files lawsuit claiming sexual harassment at Uber

An increasing number of people in California and across the nation are feeling emboldened in pursuing compensation after facing sexual harassment on the job. Because this problem is so prevalent and more people are speaking up about it, the behavior is no longer being tolerated as part of the workplace, with nothing that can be done about it. This issue is occurring in a variety of industries. Newer companies with a more relaxed culture seem to be prone to having people accused of these behaviors. Those who have been mistreated and sexually harassed must remember their rights to seek compensation in a lawsuit.

What is a noncompetition clause?

Imagine being offered a new and exciting job. But, the employer requires a California employment contract, a lengthy document, written by lawyers, with various clauses. And, one of these clauses is a noncompetition clause. However, before signing one should understand what a noncompetition clause means.

What benefits is my employer required to provide?

As an employee, most people are probably aware that they have some very basic rights and if their employer violates these rights they may take legal action. However, if you are now, or have ever, searched for a job, you likely know that one of the very important factors to take into consideration is benefits. What benefits does your employer offer? What benefits are employers required by law to offer all of their employees?

Fighting sexual harassment in Southern California

In this era of the "Me Too" movement, when once-beloved television and film icons are suffering the consequences of their patterns of sexual harassment, victims of such harassment are feeling more empowered and less fear about coming forward with their claims. However, there is still much work to be done. The public outcry against sexual harassment in general does not necessarily mean an employee feels comfortable about reporting incidences of harassment at their place of work.