Every story has a beginning, a middle and an end. For victims of sex crimes, the story begins with what they once had, and it ends with what they have lost. In the middle is what happened to them, an event or series of events they must share with others in order to achieve justice and healing.
Sexual harassment has been around forever, but legal protections for victims are surprisingly recent. The civil rights movement, the women’s movement, and a groundswell of victims’ stories and protests became the catalysts society needed to finally realize no one deserves to be insulted, threatened or demeaned, including in the workplace.
It’s about time: Actor Kevin Spacey faces criminal charges; comedian Bill Cosby has been convicted; film mogul Harvey Weinstein and CBS president Leslie Moonves are on the Hollywood blacklist; and TV news personalities Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose are off the air.
A blow to the head can cause a wide range of long-term effects, including memory problems, chronic headaches, sensitivity to light and mood swings. But can a brain injury change your behaviors or personality?
The law Firm of Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer made a $10,000 contribution today to the Alameda County Law Library to help raise the necessary $50,000 in funding to […]
The Silicon Valley tech sector has historically been the domain of men. As more women opt for technical careers, the risk for sexual harassment and related workplace problems has increased. […]
With recreational marijuana legal in California now, workers throughout the state may be wondering how that affects their employment. Since many employers are keeping their current “no drug” policies. That […]
It is not uncommon for employers to retaliate against their employees for reporting illegal/unethical practices taking place within their own company. Retaliation under these circumstances usually involves termination, however it […]
California employment law provides an important right to all employees – the right to inspect and receive a copy of your personnel records or any grievance that concerns you. The […]
Recent changes in federal and state laws are leading to expanded employment benefits for gay and lesbian couples. While same-sex marriage has been legal in California since 2013, last June’s […]