California labor laws are every employee friendly. California labor laws are more beneficial to

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California labor laws are every employee friendly. California labor laws are more beneficial to the employees than federal labor law; therefore, it supersedes the federal law most of the time. In some cases, however, both federal and California labor laws support each other with certain laws such as harassment, family medical leave, and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to name a few. In my career in human resources, I have investigated hundreds of discrimination and harassment claims, specifically sexual harassment claims. Harassment claims can be very difficult to prove particularly when dealing with “he said, she said.” All harassment claims regardless of the evidence or lack thereof, must be investigated and must be taken seriously.…show more content…
The behavioral and chemical dependency hospital I worked for was 70-bed hospital employed mental health technicians, nurses, social workers and doctors. One day I received a call from one of our mental health technicians who informed me that her colleague is “having an affair” with one of our patients. According to the claim, the night shift mental health technician witnessed what seemed to be a shadow of the technician performing inappropriate sexual acts with the patient. Two of our technicians supposedly witnessed the incident during their night shift. One witness stated that our technician made a comment about being in love with the teenager. After learning of the incident, I tried to reach out to the accused to understand her side; however, I was unable to reach her because she has been calling in sick. I later learned that the patient involved was only 16 years old and our mental health technician was in her early thirties. The sixteen year old patient was released from out hospital shortly after I learned about the incident and some claimed that our mental health technician picked her up and took her in. I reached out to the technician once again to start my investigation and I was successful in setting up a meeting with her. She arrived thirty minutes before and seemed very upset when she came into the office and said “I quit” slamming her hand on my desk and

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