Reporting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Reporting sexual harassment can be a nerve-wracking process, and you may be fearful of retaliation. What are the risks involved? And how can you prepare your case before reporting the harassment to HR? If you’re dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace, contact Rubin Law Corporation as soon as possible. We can help you protect your rights. Is...
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5 Things You Should Know About the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Although the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) was passed in 1978, many people still face discrimination because of pregnancy and childbirth-related medical conditions. PDA prohibits most employers from discriminating against a woman because it constitutes sex discrimination, which is unlawful under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Together, these two laws protect women who are...
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Claiming Against An Employer for Sexual Harassment in California: Options and Strategies

The tremors can be felt throughout California. And I am not referring to an earthquake. Consider the allegations throughout 2017 of sexual harassment that de-throned entertainment industry kingpins such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey as well as Silicon Valley bosses such as Uber’s Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick. The reported allegations of sexual harassment...
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Sarbanes-Oxley and DODD-Frank retaliation claims compared

Avoid Arbitration b Pleading Sarbanes Oxley The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and Dodd Frank Act (Dodd Frank) were enacted, in part, as a means to provide whistleblower protection to employees who report or participate in proceedings involving corporate wrongdoing.  The legislation prohibits retaliation against whistleblowing employees. Many believe SOX has effectively been superseded by Dodd Frank...
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Whistleblower employees enjoy broader protection from new labor code 1102.5 amendments and court interpretations

California employees can now report their employers’ illegal activities with greater safeguards against retaliation.  Several amendments and a Ninth Circuit interpretation of Section 1102.5 broadens the scope of whistleblower protection. In 2014, the California legislature passed an amendment to California Civil Code Section 1102.5.  The amendment allows the whistle blower statute to apply “regardless of...
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