Tag Archives: Workplace

California Demands Employers Do More to Prevent Workplace Violence

Have you ever wished that you could skip work because you were worried about what might happen that day? Maybe you were anxious about having to give an employee a poor performance review or worried about being laid off yourself. … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment Happens Across Industries: Train Your Workplace to Prevent Harassment

Sexual harassment affects all types of workplaces. The media has recently focused on high-profile sexual harassment cases involving Hollywood moguls, politicians and industry leaders. But harassment in the workplace has been an issue of concern long before the #MeToo and … Continue reading

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How The Contours Of Workplace Discrimination Laws Are In Flux

By: Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Alex Karasik Seyfarth Synopsis: Over the past few weeks, two federal appellate courts have issued major decisions on the scope of workplace discrimination protections covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of … Continue reading

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California Appellate Court Finds Defendant Was Not Liable in Third-Party Workplace Injury Case

Earlier this month, an appellate court issued a written opinion in a California workplace injury lawsuit that was brought by the family of a man who died after falling while washing windows on the defendant’s building. The case required the … Continue reading

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The “N-word,” the “Black Monkey Girl,” and the “Confident, African American Male”: Workplace Language and Hostile Environment Claims

It is one of the nightmare scenarios for any HR Department or in-house employment counsel: A white employee directing crude, vicious, racially charged slurs at an African-American employee. Perhaps the most inflammatory of such racial epithets is so toxic that … Continue reading

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