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Employment Discrimination in San Francisco

Today’s women want it all: The career, the marriage, the house, and yes, the family. And they can have it all, with some juggling, multitasking, and super-human willpower. Unfortunately, some individuals may find it difficult to achieve both personal and professional success, and if they fail in one area, they may feel slighted, especially if Read More

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Accountability at the Top

  Sexual harassment is a serious allegation and one that a company’s leadership cannot ignore, even if the alleged harasser is the founder of the organization. As many companies discover, the unfortunate truth is that a problem ignored only makes matters worse for both employees and leadership. There are steps that a company can take Read More

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Prevention and Response

As one Golden State vice-mayor is discovering the hard way, even an allegation of sexual harassment in the workplace can have serious negative side effects on an entire office. In political situations these types of allegations can quickly derail a person’s career, and in a more typical office setting allegations of sexual harassment can develop Read More

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Legal Issues in Employment: Retaliation is Discrimination

In order to run a successful business, today’s leaders understand that they must know more than just what their product is and how to sell it. They must know what laws apply to their company’s business, from making employment decisions to managing supply lines, and everything in between. As impossible as it is for one Read More

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Sexual Orientation or Sex Discrimination? EEOC Says Both

Employers this week eagerly awaited the most recent decision by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on the rights of employees based on their sexual orientation. Once the 3-2 decision was released, savvy employers should have begun altering their practices and policies to ensure compliance with the new rule of law. While there may be some Read More

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Transgender Employee Sues Employer for Denying Female Identity

A transgender former employee of Barnes & Noble Bookstore is suing in Orange County federal court, alleging that the management at the store where she worked refused to allow her to present herself as a woman at work and fired her when she stopped complying. Victoria Ramirez, along with the Transgender Law Center, is now suing Read More

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