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Myths and Misconceptions About Sexual Harassment and Assault

Just like other acts of sexual violence, harassment and assault can cause victims to experience intense feelings of distress, pain, and shame. Complicating the situation are the many myths and misconceptions surrounding sexual violence. These false ideas exacerbate...

What the ADA Means for Employed Persons with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) protects differently-abled workers and applicants from job discrimination. Under the law, persons with physical or mental impairments that substantially impact major life activities are protected from discriminatory...

California Laws on Restroom Breaks

Sufficient restroom breaks are important to the health and well-being of employees. California laws impose rules and standards for work breaks, including restroom breaks, in the workplace. Violations of these rules can affect work performance and result in loss of...

What the Law Says About Pregnancy Discrimination

The California Pregnancy Discrimination Act and  Fair Housing and Employment Act prohibit any form of pregnancy discrimination. These laws provide for the recovery of lost income and benefits as well as legal fees and costs incurred as a result of pregnancy...

The Call-to-Work Order and the Law

California employees may have questions about on-call shifts, financial compensation, and legal protections available to workers in the state. Here’s what you need to know about on-call shifts and compensation. What is an on-call shift? Unlike a regular shift in which...

Common forms of consumer fraud

Consumer fraud has been a consistent headache long before the internet was conceived. One would remember those snake oils and other purported heal-all potions being sold by mysterious travellers in the old days. These tricksters have evolved along with technology....

Legal actions to take if sold defective products

It can be frustrating to purchase a product that does not meet expectations. Some may break down unexpectedly after a few days while others may even cause injury to the user.  Less expensive items with defects are rarely a concern for many consumers. But for more...

The Impact of sexual assault on the education of students

Sexual assault and some forms of gender-based violence are some of the most traumatic incidents that an individual can experience, and are known for leaving lasting physical, emotional, and mental scars on survivors. According to data cited by the Office of the...

What you can do as a bystander when you witness street harassment

Sexual assault, harassment and other forms of sexual violence are some of the most prevalent crimes in the United States, with the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network or RAINN noting that these crimes claim 463,634 victims each year. As terrible as that might...