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July 2017 Archives

Types of sexual harassment

While most workers in California understand that sexual harassment is illegal, they may not realize that there is more than one way this type of abuse can occur. Some actions may be direct and obvious, but others can be more difficult to recognize. We at the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton can help you notice the signs of abuse and fight for your rights and protection.

Jury awards $1.47 million in damages for sexual harassment claims

There is no law against being a jerk--and there can often be a fine line between what constitutes annoying, boorish or immature behavior and what rises to illegal sexual harassment.

Can you quit and still sue for wrongful termination?

In most cases of wrongful discharge in California, you will need to be fired from your job before you can sue your previous employer. Some cases, however, can involve an employee who voluntarily left his or her position and then brought charges against the employer. The American Bar Association has detailed when it is acceptable to take this route and how your choice can affect the outcome of your case.

What you need to know about national origin discrimination

While most employees in California realize that discrimination is illegal, there are many things about this crime that are misunderstood. One of these is the fact that there are multiple kinds of discrimination. One type that is not as well-known is national origin discrimination. We at the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton can defend your rights and work to help you fight against any type of discrimination that you may encounter in the workplace.

Company abuses raise questions about independent contractors

Truckers in California face challenges in the industry that go beyond the typical 14-hour workdays and irregular schedules. After a yearlong investigation, USA TODAY recently published an article in which it outlined abuses in California’s port trucking industry. Among the ways port trucking companies have attempted to justify these abuses is to lure unsophisticated and undereducated drivers into contracts whereby the drivers are treated as independent contractors.

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