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New law requires inclusion of women on California corporate boards

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed several new laws on September 30 to boost workplace protections for women in light of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. One of the measures he approved...

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La Taqueria fined $600,000 for wage violations as workers win key workplace changes

San Francisco eatery La Taqueria has enjoyed immense popularity, even appearing on The San Francisco Chronicle’s annual Top 100 restaurants list. However, the 45-year-old restaurant has received negative publicity lately due to...

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Venture capital firm co-founder resigns amid sexual harassment scandal

Venture capital firm co-founder resigns amid sexual harassment scandal

Silicon Valley has recently been hit by a series of complaints about inappropriate behavior in the workplace. Not long ago, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down amid allegations of sexual harassment within...

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San Francisco attorney wins $2 million in whistleblower lawsuit against city

San Francisco attorney wins $2 million in whistleblower lawsuit against city

A former deputy city attorney won a wrongful termination and whistleblower lawsuit against the city of San Francisco. The San Francisco Superior Court jury awarded Joanna Hoeper over $2 million for lost...

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Former line cook files sexual harassment lawsuit against San Francisco restaurant

Former line cook files sexual harassment lawsuit against San Francisco restaurant

Despite recent progress to improve what is often a difficult workplace environment for women, stories about sexual harassment and discrimination in the restaurant industry continue to appear in the media. In a...

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Ex-bank manager sues Wells Fargo for whistleblower retaliation

Ex-bank manager sues Wells Fargo for whistleblower retaliation

A former branch manager at Wells Fargo filed a wrongful termination and whistleblower retaliation lawsuit against the troubled bank. Diana Duenas-Brown alleged she was fired in retaliation for reporting the bank’s wrongdoing....

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Sushi restaurant to pay workers $450,000 for wage and overtime violations

A Southern California sushi restaurant chain will pay its employees more than $450,000 in back wages and damages after a U.S. Labor Department investigation found it was responsible for multiple violations. Authorities...

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Domestic worker sues former employers for sexual harassment

A former live-in housekeeper and nanny in San Francisco, California, filed a lawsuit against her former employers for alleged sexual harassment and wage theft. Julieta Yang, 45, is a single mother of...

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