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June 2018 Archives

Is bias at work affecting you?

Bias in the workplace is a fact. It happens across all sectors and industries, and it is often quite hard to fight against. If you think you are experiencing bias in your workplace, you should know a little more about the types of bias and how you can take action to protect your rights.

3 tips for dealing with gossip at work

If there are rumors spreading around your workplace, you may have some serious concerns. A lie about you may ruin your reputation or career. Learning that coworkers are talking badly about you behind your back may feel devastating. 

Understanding disability laws and reasonable accommodations

All employees with disabilities are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA protects the rights of disabled people by making sure that they are not discriminated against and helping them feel empowered to live as normal a life as possible, and this includes participation in the workplace.

Retaliation after sexual harassment

When you have been a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, it is likely that the experience completely changed the way you feel about the workplace you are in. After making an internal complaint about the sexual harassment you experienced, you probably thought that your company would be there for you and do everything they could to remedy the situation. However, many victims of sexual harassment actually suffer retaliation after they made their complaints.

What is whistleblower retaliation?

As an employee, you know when things are not quite right at work. If, however, you strongly suspect that the company for which you work is engaging in illegal practices or activities, this is serious indeed and goes far beyond the relatively petty little things that you dislike about your workplace. If you feel compelled to blow the whistle with regard to these activities or practices, but fear you might lose your job if you do, be assured that your employer cannot fire you for doing so, and also cannot retaliate against you in any way.

How California parental leave is changing in 2018

If you or your partner is pregnant and you are expecting a child, you will inevitably want to prepare for the first few months of life with your new baby from a financial and logistical perspective. Working mothers often feel as though they need to get back to the workplace as soon as possible after their baby is born, fearing that they may struggle financially or their career will suffer as a result of taking a significant of time off.

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