As this blog has mentioned on previous occasions, there are federal laws which establish the minimum amount employers must pay their employees, how long employers can make the employees work without paying overtime, etc.
Sexual harassment has been a heavily reported topic in the news media these days, and that is not without good reason. A lot of women have had the courage of late to come forward and explain how men, who were usually in a position of power, took advantage of them in a work or other environment.
When you are being sexually harassed at work, no matter how small or how big the scope of the problem, documenting the harassment is important. This is true even if you think you might end up doing nothing about it. The more information you have, the more open you keep your options.
As this blog has discussed on previous occasions, most Los Angeles, California, employees who are over the age of 40 enjoy special protections under both federal and state law. These protections, collectively, prohibit employers from engaging in age discrimination, which involves firing someone or taking other adverse actions simply because they are older.
Although California is still an employment at will state, the laws of this state actually protect employees from getting fired or facing other disciplinary or adverse action in a lot of different circumstances.
When a Los Angeles employee gets sexually harassed, he or she may not want to talk about it at all, even before a judge or with his or her attorney. Sexual harassment is in almost all cases a very embarrassing thing to happen to someone, and it may mean rehashing some emotionally traumatic events that are also almost by definition lewd and degrading.