How Gender-Based Rumors Create a Hostile Work Environment

March 25th, 2020|

If you were involved in an accident involving a large commercial truck, you likely suffered serious or catastrophic injuries. Our truck accident attorneys combine their experience litigating issues unique to the field of trucking with their ability to handle medically complex cases. At The Bowling Law Firm, we have a history of protecting our clients’ right to compensation and getting results whether they come from negotiations or trial. However, it is important to act quickly because the statute of limitations may place limits on how long you have to make a claim under the law. Why Truck Accident Cases Differ From Car Accident Cases There are several reasons why a truck accident case is distinct from a passenger vehicle accident.

Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnancy in California

February 26th, 2020|

The federal law requires that women be permitted to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave under the Family Medical Care Act if an employer and employee both meet certain guidelines. However, many women choose to work during pregnancy right up until they deliver their child. In many cases, during this time, a woman has medical issues stemming from the pregnancy that prevents her from working in the same way she did previously. California law requires that employers make reasonable accommodations for any pregnant woman in order to give them an opportunity to continue working while pregnant. Understanding Reasonable Accommodations The State of California has established laws that prohibit employers from discriminating against an employee solely based on their physical or

9 Steps a Company Must Take After a Sexual Harassment Claim is Made

January 28th, 2020|

our employer has an ethical and legal obligation to take sexual harassment claims seriously and investigate the charges thoroughly. Unfortunately, 39% of employees do not report sexual harassment in the workplace for fear that management will not handle the claim effectively. Your employer should take all sexual harassment complaints seriously and follow these steps to ensure that they are handling the claim in an appropriate manner. 1. Hire a Lawyer Employers should hire legal counsel. Sexual harassment claims can lead to substantial monetary settlements and serious liability. 2. Notify the Board of Directors The board of directors should be notified. It is important that they hear it from management, instead of from the news. 3. Treat the Complainant with Dignity

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