Attorney Portrait

Are Freelance Workers and Independent Contractors Protected from Sexual Harassment?

The “gig economy” has impacted all sectors of industry. In recent years, many Californians have chosen or been forced into freelance or contract work over traditional salaried positions. While freelancing offers flexibility and autonomy, it also raises important questions about freelance employees’ protections against sexual harassment. Luckily, California has...

Attorney Portrait

Whistleblower Rights for Government Employees

Public sector employees know some of the government’s most sensitive secrets. They employees may learn of corruption, waste, abuses of power, and other unethical and illegal practices. Employees who want to report this misconduct are often hesitant because they fear what might happen to them.  State and federal law...

Attorney Portrait
Attorney Portrait

California Sexual Harassment Laws

Sexual harassment is an unfortunate reality many employees face daily. Despite shifting to work-from-home arrangements, workers still endure sexual propositions and sexual or gender-based harassment that now reaches into their homes and personal lives.  This is exactly the kind of conduct that federal and California sexual harassment laws are...

Attorney Portrait

What Is Indirect Sexual Harassment? 

You do not have to be the target of someone’s sexually discriminatory behavior to be a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment can be direct or indirect. If you believe you are the victim of harassment, you should consult with one of our top-tier attorneys at...

Attorney Portrait

California Whistleblower Protection Act

One way that California stands out among the 50 states is through its whistleblower protection act. The California Whistleblower Protection Act is a crucial piece of whistleblower retaliation legislation that provides unique protections to would-be whistleblowers. However, the CWPA differs from federal whistleblower acts in several ways. We’ll cover...

Attorney Portrait

False Claims Act Examples

The False Claims Act (FCA) is a federal law that allows individuals to bring lawsuits on behalf of the government against groups that have defrauded the government. The FCA, originally passed in 1863, has long served as a vital tool against corruption and fraud in the government.  Because of...

The Impact of SVB’s Implosion on Employees

The implosion of Silicon Valley Bank has saturated the news, as venture capital funds and other high-net-worth individuals scramble to ensure their billions of dollars are safe. One group of individuals is footnoted in these media articles and blog posts—the vulnerable employees of start-up companies. Media suggests that employees...

Attorney Portrait
Attorney Portrait

Common Examples of Non-Verbal Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

There are many ways someone in your workplace can violate state or federal anti-harassment laws, and that includes non-verbal sexual harassment. In this article, we will identify some examples of non-verbal misconduct and guide you through how to initiate a harassment complaint. At King & Siegel LLP, our experienced...