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Hostile Work Environment at Universal Studios

Valencia, CA No one really knows how many workers are subjected to harassment because many employees are afraid of retaliation if they complain about their hostile work environment. These days it's not easy to find work elsewhere and all too often supervisors, managers and employers take advantage of their authority, even though they are violating the California labor law.

April 27, 2011

California Labor Law—Hostile Work Environment

San Diego, CA The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. The statute also covers the overall working environment, and makes unlawful a hostile working environment, which is also a violation of California labor law.

October 27, 2010

Pregnancy Penalty Violates California Labor Law

Sacramento, CA When Darlene was pregnant, her boss went out of his way to make her job uncomfortable, to say the least. Darlene says she was harassed, which is a violation of the California labor law, pregnant or not. But subjecting a pregnant woman to a hostile work environment is borderline criminal.

September 17, 2010

Hostile Work Environment—Violation of California Labor Law?

Los Alametos, CA There are many forms of a hostile work environment; sexual harassment and discrimination clearly violate the California labor law while other forms of California labor employment laws are not so cut and dry and may need a lawyer to determine whether your rights are being violated. Treena believes she has been "singled out" by her employer. "Sometimes it doesn't pay to be honest and play by the rules," says Treena.

August 31, 2009

Are Hostile Work Environment Complaints Violations of the California Labor Law?

Sacramento, CA Katherine worked at a nutritional supplement company for just two months, but during that time she alleges that management constantly harassed her and several co-workers. She also claims that they are losing "thousands of dollars" from unpaid commissions. Sexual harassment and several forms of discrimination are often obvious violations of the California Labor Law, but Katherine and her co-workers likely need an employment lawyer to advise them if their hostile work environment complaints constitute violations of the California labor code .

June 20, 2009

Harassment by Women—A California Labor Law Violation

San Diego, CA: Camden claims he has " an obvious case of white male harassment" by two female managers. No matter if you're male or female, white or black, harassment is a violation of the California Labor Law.

February 19, 2009

"Referring to my Weight is a California Labor Law Violation"

Lodi, CA Loretta started working at a childcare center early this year and loved her job until the new owner took over. She says he made a lot of changes that could jeopardize the children's safety and health such as removing a safety gate that protected them from the storage rooms where cleaning supplies are stored. And he also made changes that went against the California Labor Law.

October 26, 2008

California Labor Law: Hostile Environment

Los Angeles, CA "I was a stockbroker and financial advisor for 35 years and survived well in this male-dominated world," says Gwen, "but one year away from retirement, the brokerage firm Wachovia forced me to resign and left me without medical benefits." According to the California Labor Law, Gwen believes she is within her rights to file a wrongful dismissal suit against Wachovia.

May 19, 2008
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