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The 5 Most Common Illegal Reasons to Be Fired in California

Although employers can usually fire employees for any lawful reason, they can’t do so when it breaks one of California's laws. This article explores five of the most common violations that employers commit when terminating their employees.

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How to File a Work Discrimination Complaint with California’s DFEH

California law permits employees to pursue workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims by filing a complaint with the DFEH. This article explores that process.

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Disability Discrimination Laws in the California Workplace

Nobody chooses to have a disability. But, for many, disabilities are a part of life. Sometimes those disabilities can negatively affect a person’s employment. This article explores the workplace rights of people with disabilities in California.

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Sexual Harassment Law in the California Workplace

Sexual Harassment Law in the California Workplace In California, unlawful workplace sexual harassment occurs when a person directs negative, inappropriate, or unwanted conduct at a worker based on their sex, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or other sex-related reason.

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Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment and California Law

Hostile work environment sexual harassment is conduct that is so pervasive that a abusive work environment is created. This type of harassment is unlawful regardless of whether it is motivated by sexual desire.

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Hostile Work Environments and California Law, Explained

California workers have a right to be free from harassing behaviors that create a hostile work environment. But it's important to understand which actions cross the line.

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Workplace Harassment Law in California

In California, unlawful workplace harassment occurs when a person directs negative, inappropriate, or unwanted conduct at a worker based on certain protected characteristics. Almost all California workers are legally protected from harassment in the workplace. But it's important to understand which actions cross the line.

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Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) Law in California

In California, there are generally two types of maternity leave a woman can take: pregnancy disability leave (PDL) and baby bonding leave. This article takes a closer look at PDL, its requirements, and how women can use it during and after their pregnancy.

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Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Under California Law

"Quid pro quo" is a Latin phrase that means “this for that.” Like the name implies, quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when sexual favors are requested or demanded in exchange for a specific job benefit.

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Wrongful Termination Law in California

Wrongful termination happens when an employment relationship is ended by an employer in violation of the employee’s legal rights. This article explains the important limits that California law places on an employer's ability to terminate their employees.

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The Legal Definition of “Sexual Harassment” in California

In California, "sexual harassment" can be understood as inappropriate conduct that is motivated by certain unlawful reasons, like sex or gender. This article explores the details of this definition under California law

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