San Diego County Board of Supervisors Settle Claims Against Supervisor Dave Roberts

By | 2015-09-16T08:02:18+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Employment Law, Retaliation|

The County of San Diego issued the following statement yesterday afternoon about the resolution of our client's case against County Supervisor Dave Roberts. Our client, Lindsey Masukawa, is pleased to have this matter behind her so she can move forward with her life.  Ms. Masukawa appreciates the County’s recognition that she was forced to resign due to [...]

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Overview of New 2015 Laws Affecting California Employees

By | 2015-01-05T21:12:46+00:00 December 17th, 2014|Discrimination, Employment Law, FMLA Leave, Maternity/Pregnancy Leave, Religious Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour|

The CalChamber Employment Law Counsel recently published a white paper, titled "An Overview of New 2015 Laws Affecting California Employers." The white paper identifies some of the noteworthy new employment laws from the California Legislature.  The range of subject matters the new laws affect include: (1) Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Protections; (2) Leaves of Absence; (3) Wage [...]

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Effective January 1, 2015 “Abusive Conduct” in the Workplace Will Be Defined

By | 2015-01-06T13:21:32+00:00 October 24th, 2014|Discrimination, Employment Law, FEHA, Sexual Harassment|

In California, new legislative standards on “abusive conduct” under AB 2053 will become effective January 1, 2015. The law will require employers having 50 or more employees operating in California to include as part of the anti-harassment training to supervisors every two years (Gov. Code §12950.1) “prevention of abusive conduct” training.  “Abusive conduct” means “conduct of [...]

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Supervisors Can Be Liable for Harassment and Retaliation

By | 2015-01-06T13:29:46+00:00 May 12th, 2014|Discrimination, FEHA, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment|

In California, employers aren’t the only ones who face liability for harassment, including sexual harassment, and retaliation in the workplace. Individual supervisors are also liable for their own harassment and retaliation against employees. The law regarding sexual harassment makes employers strictly liable for sexual harassment committed by a supervisor. Therefore, it is important for employers, [...]

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