Three Types of Sexual Harassment That Might Surprise You

Sexual Harassment at Work

May was sexual harassment awareness month. Because knowledge is the key to prevention, Strong Advocates is committed to educating about sexual harassment in the workplace. Legally, sexual harassment occurs when a behavior is unwanted and based on gender. Most victims of sexual harassment are women, although it can happen to men too. Male-on-male or female-on-female […]


May is Sexual Harassment Month

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Sexual harassment is a form of employment discrimination and continues to be a serious problem facing workers. In the #MeToo era, public awareness about sexual harassment has increased, yet sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace still goes unchecked too often. The legal team at Strong Advocates has declared May Sexual Harassment Awareness Month […]


New laws to affect California workers in 2019

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In California, hundreds of new laws have created big changes for workers and employers in 2019. Perhaps the most anticipated change is an increase in minimum wage, which will be $15 per hour by 2023. For companies with 26 or more employees, minimum wage will rise to $12 per hour. For those with fewer than […]


Vivant Smart Home hit with racial discrimination lawsuits

Los Angeles racial discrimination lawyer

Vivant Smart Home have been sued by four former employees who allege that the company engaged in racist behavior, thus creating a hostile work environment. The lawsuits allege the same type of behavior that was alleged in similar lawsuits filed earlier in the against Vivant’s sister company, Vivant Solar. Although the companies are separate, they […]


Rights to leave for pregnant women

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When it comes to taking time off work to give birth and begin raising a newborn, three primary laws impact the rights of women in California. Those are the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the state’s Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL). California Family Rights Act and Family […]


Trump administration reopens religious discrimination case

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The new head of the U.S. Department of Education, Kenneth L. Marcus, has reopened a religious discrimination case against Rutgers University and is reexamining what is considered anti-Semitism. The case centers on a 2011 event held at Rutgers University that was put on by an outside organization that was accused of requiring Jewish attendees to […]


Justice Department supports Asian American students in their suit against Harvard University

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The Department of Justice sided with the Asian American students who have brought an affirmative action lawsuit against Harvard University. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the students and their families sued Harvard University, alleging the prestigious college’s admission process discriminates against Asian American applicants. Because Harvard benefits from millions in […]


Employment Attorney Describes Whistleblowing Discrimination


Employees who file complaints about health and safety in the workplace, injustice, coverups of wrongdoing and criminal offenses are considered whistleblowers. Since whistleblowers are filing complaints to improve the workplace environment, they are protected from retaliation under the law. Therefore, it is illegal for an employer to fire an employee because they expressed concerns for […]


Ex-USC football coach loses wrongful termination suit against school

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An arbitrator ruled against Steve Sarkisian, the former head football coach at the University of Southern California who was fired by the school in 2015. “I am disappointed in the decision, but we will respect it and move on,” said Sarkisian in a statement. The university fired Sarkisian after receiving numerous reports the coach exhibited […]


Employment Attorney Explains Pregnancy Discrimination


In California, it is illegal for an employer to fire, demote or discriminate an employee because she is pregnant. There are a range of laws that protect pregnant employees that come into effect once the worker has made the employer aware of her pregnancy. This can be done verbally, over email or in a formal […]

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