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August 2016 Archives

Supreme Court affirms $16 million age discrimination verdict

The California Supreme Court recently delivered extremely good news to a former employee of the Staples office supply store in La Mirada. The court denied the petition for review by Staples of an appellate court order affirming a $16 million verdict in the employee's favor.

Court holds union officials liable for wrongful termination

Persons who question the actions of their superiors are often the target of retaliation by the employer, especially when the alleged misconduct involves mishandling funds. A recent ruling by a Federal judge demonstrates how the law - in this case, a federal statute - protects whistleblowers against such retaliation.

What is considered sexual harassment?

If you or a loved is in a situation involving sexual harassment at work you may wonder what is legally considered sexual harassment and what legal remedies may be available in sexual harassment situations. According to the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, sexual harassment is unwelcomed sexual advances or sexual conduct that unreasonably interferes with the victim's ability to perform their job or creates a hostile, offensive or intimidating work environment.

Judge awards $1,470,000 in damages for sexual harassment

A California agricultural processor has been ordered to pay $1,470,000 in damages as the result of a lawsuit brought by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit once again calls attention to management-sanctioned sexual harassment by supervisory employees.

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