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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 objective and ...

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  • Pervasive Conduct
    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 to permit a ...

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  • Severe Conduct
    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
    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
    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
    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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