The Use and Limits of Confidential Claims When Claims for Harassment Are Made

In 2018, California passed several laws that govern the use of confidential settlement agreements involving workplace harassment. One of these include the following: SB 820 Prior to the effective date of this law, prior California law prohibited provisions in California settlement agreements that prevented the di...

Who Qualifies as a Supervisor in Harassment Lawsuits Based on Vicarious Liability?

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, employers are generally subject to vicarious liability for any unlawful harassment committed by a supervisor “with immediate (or successively higher) authority over the employee.” The federal discrimination laws don’t specifically define the word “sup...

P3 California Employment Laws Schedule to Take Effect in 2020 – Discrimination, Retaliation, and Harassment Laws

The following two laws affect how workers are judged and treated in the workplace. The aim of SB 188 is to recognize how race has been unfairly used to discriminate in employment based on historical traits such as hair texture and style. The law amends how race is defined (and thus amends the California Fair Employm...

Frequently Asked Questions about Sexual Harassment. What Type of Training is Required?

FAQ About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace This is a follow-up to our first article on when employers must train their workers about sexual harassment in California. This article explains what training is required by the California California Department of Fair Housing and Employment. What training do employe...

Former Employee Wins $11.1 million judgment against Hologram Production Executive

Former Employee Wins $11.1 million judgment against Hologram Production Executive The Los Angeles Times reported on April 27, 2019, that a 42-year old woman was awarded $3.1 million in compensatory and non-economic damages and $8 million in punitive damages – for her sexual harassment lawsuit. Ms. Chastity Jones b...

The #MeToo Movement and Civil Lawsuits

2018 saw the rise of a new movement – the #MeToo movement. Women began to disclose experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace. A chorus of victims stepped forward. The #MeToo movement started in October 2017 on social media. As a result of the movement, criminal cases have been brought against some o...

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: The Problem with Reporting it to HR As all of us at Stephen Danz & Associates look forward to 2018, with new employment laws, rules and priorities. A few yellow flags and warnings follow. This is important reading for anyone facing sexual harassment by a boss, co worker or eve...

40th Year Helping California Employees as Your Employment Lawyer

As we at Los Angeles Employment Attorney look forward to our 40th year of helping employees throughout California turn employer wrongs into employee rights, we'd like to share in this blog one of our greatest frustrations, employees who quit without trying to solve their work-related issues first. These concerns run ac...