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March 2019 Archives

Family Medical Leave Act protections for workers

The Family Medical Leave Act protects American workers from discriminatory practices which prevent them from taking necessary medical leave. An employee may take up to 3 months' total unpaid leave from work per year under specific conditions. The employee retains full job security and company group health benefits during the period of absence.

Detective suing LAPD for not stopping abuse, revenge porn

A veteran police detective is suing the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) as well as a fellow officer. The woman, who has been with the LAPD for three decades, says the officer, with whom she was in a romantic relationship, physically and sexually assaulted her. According to the lawsuit, the relationship began in 2013 but turned abusive in 2016. On one occasion in 2017, she says he raped her in a motel room. She also accuses him of punching her in a diner.

Google ends required arbitration for sexual harassment this month

Tech giant Google, which is headquartered in Mountain View, faced criticism and even a walkout last year for the way it was dealing with sexual harassment claims. Google employment agreements mandated that any sexual harassment and assault claims be settled in arbitration.

Is your current or former employer defaming you?

It is not uncommon to have a bad relationship with your current or former employer. Sometimes, work environments are not positive or healthy. But if this employer is going so far as to make false statements and spread rumors about you, you may have the opportunity to take legal action against this person. 

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