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CA labor lawyerSexual harassment has been a long-standing problem in the workforce. While federal and state employment laws are in place to protect victims against discriminatory actions, the #MeToo movement has helped to call attention to the ongoing problem. In Santa Clara County and throughout the country, Google is the most recent target of employee protests over the issue.

Golden Parachute for Accused Executive Spurs Backlash

On November 1, 2018, Google employees across the nation walked off their jobs in anger over how sexual misconduct claims are being handled by the company. In Mountain View alone, roughly 2,000 men and women took part in the walkout, which resulted from what they claim is an attempt to silence and downplay abuses of power.

The walkout centered around revelations that the tech giant had provided a ‘golden parachute’ for a top-level executive accused of engaging in sexual misconduct. The executive, who is credited as being the father of the Android system, was forced to resign due to the allegations, but employees were outraged when reports surfaced that he had been provided with a $90 million severance package. The executive is one of three executives that protestors claim the company is protecting against repercussions due to similar claims. They demand greater accountability and that more actions be taken to defend workers against these types of abusers.

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San Jose sexual harassment lawyer, employer liability, San Jose employment law attorney, sexual harassment in the workplace, California employersSexual harassment in the workplace is illegal. Yet what constitutes sexual harassment in California? Can a California employer be held liable for acts of sexual harassment committed by an employee? Do employers in California have an affirmative duty to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace?

The aim of this article is to answer these and other commonly asked questions by providing a brief overview of California’s sexual harassment in the workplace laws. However, this area of employment law can be quite complicated and any case specific questions should be directed to a local San Jose sexual harassment lawyer.

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