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"Reasonable Victim Standard" & "Hostile Work Environment"

"Reasonable Victim Standard" Determining whether or not the victim's working environment became hostile and abusive as a result of the discriminatory conduct consists of both an ...
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Pervasive Conduct

What is "Pervasive Conduct"? Pervasiveness refers to the extent, frequency, continuousness, and length of presence of the misconduct in question, which must be of a sufficiently high level ...
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Severe Conduct

What amounts to actionable harassment? To succeed on a hostile work environment claim, an employee must show that he or she was harassed by conduct that was either severe enough or sufficiently ...
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Informative Workers' Rights Event Coming Soon to Los Angeles

For any employee interested in learning about their rights in the workplace, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Los Angeles) is hosting a free workers' rights program at their Los Angeles location ...
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Stress Caused by Supervisor Not a Protected Disability

Generally, employers are legally required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities as provided by the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Though the scope of ...
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Clarifying the Hostile Work Environment Claim with Regard to Isolated Racial Slurs

Often, the threshold for hostile work environment claims is unclear and, while case law may partially delineate actionable from non-actionable claims, courts must often determine the threshold based ...
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Delineating the Distinction Between Employees & Independent Contractors

Given the broad protections provided to employees under California labor laws, it comes as no surprise that many employers have attempted to avoid compliance with these protections by classifying ...
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How Do I Report Sexual Harassment?

With the advancements we've made in today's workplace, you would think that sexual harassment is a thing of the past. Unfortunately for many employees, harassment is still a very real and ...
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USSC Will Review the Scope of Pregnancy Discrimination Act

In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc. , the Fourth Circuit held that a company policy that provided light duty work to certain employees, but not pregnant employees, did not qualify as direct ...
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