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Category Archives: Hostile Work Environment

What Constitutes a “Hostile Work Environment” in the Absence of Targeted Discrimination?

As a worker in California, you have a right to a workplace that is free from harassing and abusive actions. However, not all harassment or abusive behavior breaks the law. It is important to know the difference. Harassment claims usually Read More

Category: Hostile Work Environment

California Employers May Be Liable for Causing “Emotional Distress” to Employees

Sexual harassment and other forms of illegal workplace discrimination can take a terrible toll on a victim’s physical and mental health. Dealing with a hostile supervisor is bad enough. When the employer compounds the problem by retaliating against the employee, Read More

Category: Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment

Nearly one-third of female doctors report sexual harassment

On behalf of Briski Law Firm posted in Sexual Harassment on Monday, June 27, 2016. Some California female doctors may be among the 30 percent that researchers say have faced sexual harassment on the job. The study, published in the Read More

Category: Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment

California restaurant agrees to settlement with EEOC

On behalf of Briski Law Firm posted in Hostile Work Environment on Wednesday, June 13, 2016. A restaurant located in San Ysidro, California, has agreed to pay $27,500 and revise its sexual harassment policies to settle a federal lawsuit brought Read More

Category: Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment

How employers should handle sexual harassment complaints

On behalf of Briski Law Firm posted in Hostile Work Environment on Thursday, April 7, 2016. There are certain ways California employers should handle sexual harassment complaints, but they often handle them poorly. When an employer doesn’t take the appropriate Read More

Category: Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment

Depressing statistics about workplace sexual harassment

On behalf of Briski Law Firm posted in Hostile Work Environment on Friday, March 25, 2016. Far too many California employees are subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace. The behavior interferes with making a living, and victims are usually Read More

Category: Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment

Reporting workplace sexual harassment

On behalf of Briski Law Firm posted in Hostile Work Environment on Friday, March 11, 2016. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, companies in California that have 15 or more employees are required to abide by Read More

Category: Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment cases prompt Congressional action

On behalf of Briski Law Firm posted in Hostile Work Environment on Thursday, January 28, 2016.   In January 2016, a Democratic congresswoman from California declared her intention to make federal laws against sexual harassment stronger. Her plan was reportedly Read More

Category: Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment

Widespread sexual harassment among national park workers

On behalf of Briski Law Firm posted in Hostile Work Environment on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. California residents who enjoy the great outdoors often visit the Grand Canyon due to its close proximity and majestic vistas. The national park is Read More

Category: Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment

How to complain about workplace bullying

On behalf of Briski Law Firm posted in Hostile Work Environment on Monday, December 21, 2015. Many workers in California companies are victims of workplace bullying from supervisors, coworkers or both. Although a worker may be tempted to complain about Read More

Category: Hostile Work Environment

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