Understanding the Family Medical Leave Act

October 30th, 2019|

Life can often be unpredictable, and unfortunately, medical events can derail our lives. Without certain protections, many employees would lose their jobs if they took substantial time off to care for a child, themselves, or a family member. Fortunately, the federal government enacted the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which is a federal law that requires employers to provide certain employees under certain circumstances up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. Learn more about how FMLA can help you keep your job and take care of those who need you most. Family Medical Leave Act FMLA allows employees to take unpaid leave for family or medical reasons. Additionally, this law requires that employers allow employees on

When Nothing Gets Done After Filing Your Sexual Harassment Complaint

October 28th, 2019|

After weeks, or maybe even months, you finally had enough and worked up the courage to make a sexual harassment complaint at your place of employment. After making your official complaint at work, much to your surprise, nothing happened. If you find yourself the victim of sexual harassment, have made an official complaint either to a supervisor or your human resources department, and no action has been taken, it is time to equip yourself with knowledge and counsel for your next steps. Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Under federal and California state law, you have the right to work in a safe environment, free from sexual harassment. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws against

Who Is at Risk for Workplace Sexual Harassment?

October 20th, 2019|

The short answer to who is at risk for workplace sexual harassment is everyone. Sexual harassment can affect employees of all ages, genders, and occupations. At California Employment Counsel, APC, we understand that every single person has the right to a work environment that is safe and free from sexual abuse and harassment. Stereotypical sexual harassment always seems to depict the woman as the victim—being targeted by a manager or supervisor. In many sexual harassment cases, however, the sexual abuse or harassment comes from a co-worker instead of a manager. Also, male victims now feel more comfortable coming forward against sexual harassment in the workplace, as well as victims of same-sex sexual harassment. All sexual harassment violates federal and state

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