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Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Bullying
Employment Law in California

Archives for July 2013

Court of Appeal Upholds Trial Court’s Decision Striking Down Alleged Harasser’s Cross-Complaint Against Sexual Harassment Victim For Defamation and Infliction of Emotional Distress

In the case of Aber v. Comstock (2013) 212 Cal. App. 4th 931, the plaintiff, Lisa Aber, sued her employer, her supervisor, and other co-worker, for sexual harassment, failure to investigate and prevent sexual harassment, sexual battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Aber’s supervisor then filed a cross-complaint against her alleging defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress based… [read more]

11 Common Mistakes of Sexual Harassment Victims

You know you’ve been harassed and it’s time to take action. Your next steps could have important consequences for your sexual harassment case. Educate yourself and preserve the integrity of your sexual harassment case. Click through the links below to our articles and videos detailing some of the common mistakes that sexual harassment victims make and explaining… [read more]

What is Gender Discrimination and Disparate Treatment?

Gender discrimination in the workplace occurs when an employer discriminates in hiring or in treatment of employees based on their sex, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, or gender. Disparate treatment is a form of sexual discrimination based on gender stereotypes. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act and the United States Title… [read more]

The Facts About Pregnancy Discrimination

It is illegal to discriminate against a woman based on the fact that she is pregnant. Employment law provides that pregnant women must be treated in the same manner as other applicants or employees with similar abilities or limitations. Below please find the facts about pregnancy discrimination at work. Hiring The first fact about pregnancy… [read more]

What is Sufficiently Pervasive Sexual Harassment for a Hostile Work Environment Claim?

A successful hostile work environment sexual harassment claim must show that the harassment is sufficiently severe of pervasive to alter the victim’s environment into one what is hostile and abusive. The hostile work environment sexual harassment may be either severe or pervasive or both. With respect to the pervasiveness of sexual harassment, courts have held that an… [read more]