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Examples of a Hostile Work Environment

August 31, 2023 Legal Team
A hostile work environment is a term used to describe a workplace where employees feel uncomfortable, harassed, or intimidated due to the actions, behaviors, or attitudes of their coworkers, supervisors, or the overall organizational culture. Such an environment can have a detrimental impact on employee well-being, job satisfaction, and overall productivity. Here are some...
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Can My Employer Deny My Vacation Request?

May 12, 2023 Legal Team
California's labor laws do not specifically mandate or regulate paid vacation time. Therefore, employers have the discretion to approve or deny vacation requests based on legitimate business needs, such as staffing requirements or operational demands. However, employers must apply these policies consistently and without discrimination. Employer Policies and Written Agreements Most organizations have policies...
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Can My Employer Fire Me For Taking Time Off to Give Birth?

March 1, 2022 Legal Team
If you are considering having children or are actively pregnant, you may question whether or not your employer is legally allowed to fire you for taking time off to give birth. This is a fair question and common among new working parents. Read on to learn the answer.The Law Protects New ParentsAccording to the...
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Can My Employer Legally Fire Me for Being a Whistleblower?

August 27, 2021 Legal Team
A whistleblower is “a person who informs on a person or organization engaged in an illicit activity.”Essentially, a whistleblower is someone who reports on shady behavior that occurs within an organization.You may wonder whether your employer has the legal right to terminate your employment if you are a whistleblower. After all, you have to...
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What If My Employer Lied About the Real Reason for Terminating Me?

October 5, 2020 Legal Team
You were just fired from your job, and whether you were expecting it or not, something is just not adding up. Your employer explains to you the reasons behind letting you go, however, events leading up to your termination and your gut are telling you that this is not the real reason that you...
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