Category Archives: Harassment

New Regulations Require Most CA Employers to Update their Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policies by April 1st

The California agency tasked with enforcing the state’s anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and anti-retaliation laws, the Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH), has recently implemented new regulations that will require California employers with five or more employees to revise their workplace … Continue reading

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L.A. City Council Approves $1.5 Million Payment To Police Officer Subjected to Racial Harassment

The L.A. Times has reported that the Los Angeles City Council approved a $1.5 million payment to Earl Wright, an African American police officer who alleged to have experienced routine race-related harassment while working for the Police Department.  According to … Continue reading

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New California Law Confirms That “Sexual Desire” is Not an Element of a Sexual Harassment Claim

Governor Brown on Monday signed into law a new bill stating that the plaintiff in a sexual harassment lawsuit need not prove that the sexually harassing conduct was “motivated by sexual desire.” The law, Senate Bill 292, is a reaction … Continue reading

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Jury Awards LAPD Officer $2.8 Million in Retaliation Case

The L.A. Times has reported a stunning $2.8 million jury verdict in favor of former LAPD officer Pedro Torres, who alleged that after he testified on behalf of another officer to support that officer’s claims of harassment in the workplace, … Continue reading

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California Appellate Court Approves Nearly $2.25 Million Jury Verdict in Sexual Harassment Case

In an unpublished opinion, Moran v. Qwest Communs. Int’l, 2012 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 6269 (Aug. 27, 2012), the California Court of Appeal approved a nearly $2.25 million jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff, finding the defendants—plaintiff’s employer, Qwest … Continue reading

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Muslim Pakistani Employee’s Religious and National Origin Harassment Claims Allowed to Proceed to Trial

In Rehmani v. Superior Ct., 204 Cal. App. 4th 945 (2012), the California Court of Appeal overturned the trial court’s order granting summary adjudication to the plaintiff’s former employer, Ericsson, Inc., concluding that triable issues of fact existed as to the … Continue reading

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Stunning $167 Million Verdict to Plaintiff Alleging Sexual Harassment and Retaliation by Her Employer

A Sacramento jury in federal court has awarded more than $167 million to Ani Chopourian, who alleged that her former employer, Dignity Health (formerly known as Catholic Healthcare West), sexually harassed her and illegally retaliated against her for repeatedly complaining … Continue reading

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Court Reverses Jury Verdict and Finds Company Liable for Failing to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

In Turman v. Turning Point of Central California, Inc., 191 Cal. App. 4th 53 (2010), the Court reversed a jury verdict in favor of the defendant on plaintiff’s claim that the defendant failed to take reasonable measures to prevent sexual … Continue reading

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