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Freedom from Religion in the Workplace

California employees have the right under state and federal law to a workplace free from religious discrimination, hostility and proselytization. First, both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act…

Sexual Harassment under California Law

Sexual harassment generally refers to unwelcome and inappropriate behavior of a sexual nature in the workplace. California recognizes two distinct forms of sexual harassment: (1) when a supervisor makes promises or threats for sexual favors (i.e., “quid pro quo” harassment),…

Discriminatory Layoffs

Given current economic conditions, many employers are understandably reducing their work forces. These reductions have many names—layoffs, workforce reductions, downsizing, rightsizing, smart-sizing, force shaping, simplification, workforce optimization, reductions in force—but I will refer to them collectively as “layoffs” in this…

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