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Another Tale of Two California Harassment Lawsuits

San Francisco, CA: A California harassment lawsuit has been filed against a janitorial contractor based in Gilroy over allegations of sexual harassment against a female employee by a supervisor. The lawsuit contends that M.A Jones Inc., which also does business as Cleaning Services, did nothing about the harassment allegations, then fired the plaintiff when she reported the behavior. Meanwhile, a separate harassment lawsuit ended in July with a multimillion-dollar verdict in favor of the plaintiff.

October 22, 2015

A Tale of Two California Harassment Lawsuits

Los Angeles, CA Two separate California harassment lawsuits, each involving two students and each alleging harassment on the part of staff at a post-secondary institution: what are the odds?

September 3, 2015

Walmart Faces Criticism in Dispute with Employees in California

Paramount, CA Walmart faces criticism over its handling of a California labor dispute, according to reports. The National Labor Relations Board investigated the California labor complaints, as well as complaints in 12 other states. The issues stem from Black Friday protests, which were organized in California and other states across the US.

November 25, 2013

Salvation Army Faces California Labor Lawsuit

Sacramento, CA The Salvation Army faces a California labor lawsuit alleging a female employee was sexually harassed while working for the nonprofit organization. The California labor law lawsuit names both The Salvation Army and one of its captains as defendants.

September 23, 2013

Female California Agriculture Workers Exposed to Harassment, Assault

Salinas, CA Among widespread complaints involving violations of California labor law are allegations of failure to pay overtime, wage and hour issues, and wrongful termination. But for women working in California’s agricultural industry, violations of federal and California state labor laws allegedly include widespread harassment and sexual assault. Although these actions constitute violations of California labor laws, many women are afraid to come forward, either because they fear retaliation or because they do not realize sexual harassment is against the law.

September 9, 2013

When Is Verbal Abuse a Violation of the California Labor Law?

Lake Forest, CA Justin is afraid to enter a Costco store due to an incident of verbal abuse that led to his termination. He worked for 18 months at Costco for Warehouse Demo Specialists (WDS) until last month. Now Justin wants to know if the abuse he was subjected to is a violation of California labor law.

August 13, 2013

California Labor Lawsuits Expose Seedier Side of Hollywood

Los Angeles, CA One of the less glamorous sides of Hollywood involves the allegations of violations of California labor law. Although the film and television industries are just like any other industry and can involve people who are willing to break the law, California labor lawsuits involving Hollywood show just how unglamorous certain aspects of the film industry are. Between California employee lawsuits involving writers and lawsuits involving set designers, Hollywood, it seems, is not so different from many other industries.

July 8, 2013

California Labor Law: Sexual Harassment Workplace Hazard

Sacramento, CA Sexual harassment casts a wide net of damage in the workplace. It can cause psychological and physical damage, and it can create a hostile workplace??"all of which are violations of the California Labor Law.

December 14, 2011

When Is Bullying and Harassment a California Labor Law Violation?

Sacramento, CA Although California was the first state to introduce anti-bullying legislation (2003), it is still prevalent in the workplace. "The most common forms of illegal harassment are from workplace bullies," says employee attorney Donna M. Ballman, P.A., "and they will stay a bully from playground to workplace." So when is harassment from your employer a violation of the California Labor Law?

July 20, 2011

Golf Course Company Facing California Labor Lawsuit

Sacramento, CA If allegations against a California golf course management company are proven true in a court of law, various affronts to California labor law will likely be confirmed. At issue, according to the June 25 edition of the Sacramento Bee, are allegations of sexual harassment and other violations to California labor code involving a company set to wield greater influence over golf courses in Sacramento.

July 12, 2011
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