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08Dec 17

America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®

Top 100 High Stakes Litigator

December 8, 2017 – Announcing the selection of Daren H. Lipinsky among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2017. Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters.

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15Nov 17

Sexual Harassment Defined

Although most individuals believe that sexual harassment was isolated to the era of Mad Men, recent high profile sexual harassment cases demonstrate that sexual harassment is still a rampant problem in the workplace. Regardless, employees are often afraid and embarrassed to come forward and report sexual harassment. This fear steams from a misguided belief that an employer can retaliate against an employee if he or she reports harassment. This is not true. Sexual Harassment. Although most individuals believe that sexual harassment was isolated to the era of Mad Men, recent high profile sexual harassment cases demonstrate that sexual harassment is still a rampant problem in the workplace. Regardless, employees are often afraid and embarrassed to come forward and report sexual harassment. This fear steams from a misguided belief that an employer can retaliate against an employee if he or she reports harassment. This is not true.

Currently, there are two laws to be aware of when it comes to sexual harassment in the California workplace. The two laws that govern sexual harassment is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), otherwise known California Government Code section 12940(j). Section 12940(j) defines sexual harassment as “harassment based on sex or of a sexual nature; gender harassment; and harassment based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. The definition of sexual harassment includes many forms of offensive behavior, including harassment of a person of the same gender as the harasser.” The following is a partial list of different types of sexual harassment:

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