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You blew the whistle! Now you must learn to spot retaliation
Making the difficult decision to blow the whistle on corruption in your Los Angeles workplace took a lot of guts. Now that you have fulfilled your duty, you may have concerns about what happens at work in the wake of...read more
California DFEH sues gaming company for discrimination, harassment
The video game industry has long had a reputation for being sexist and misogynistic. Now the Irvine-based company Activision Blizzard is facing a lawsuit by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) for discrimination and harassment. The lawsuit...read more
How do companies try to hide racial discrimination?
It’s clear from the law that racial discrimination is illegal in the United States. It’s almost astounding to think that there was a time when a company could outright refuse to hire someone of a specific race, but it did...read more
Can a company pay you as a contractor but treat you as an employee?
Businesses constantly seek to maximize their profits while minimizing their expenses. At many organizations, the biggest ongoing costs stem from staffing liabilities. Employees come with many financial obligations. Companies have to pay for workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance. They have...read more
How NHTSA is stepping up its whistleblower program
We all know that vehicle safety issues can affect those who drive an unsafe vehicle as well as anyone sharing the road with them. Vehicle safety issues can range from a defective part in a car that a manufacturer hasn’t...read more
Dealing with sexual harassment by customers is not part of your job
Your employer may be vigilant about conducting training on sexual harassment in the workplace, and they may indeed have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to harassment by colleagues and supervisors. But what about harassment by customers and clients? Employers...read more