Teacher/Student Sexual Harassment

California Civil Code section 51.9 protects students from sexual harassment by their teacher. If you our your child has suffered from sexual harassment at the hands of a teacher, tutor, coach, mentor, or member of school staff, the laws in California provide protection and allow for compensation for the severe trauma and damages this type  Read More …

Wage and Hour Law

Wage and hour law in California is the area of employment law that governs how employees are paid and ensures that employers are following the California Labor Code. Under the California Labor Code, eligible employees are entitled to mandatory rest and meal breaks, and employers face penalties if they fail to provide these mandatory breaks.  Read More …

Sexual Harassment – Taking the First Steps

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Timothy Broderick talks about the options and the first steps in responding to sexual harassment in the workplace.

Do I Need a Sexual Harassment Lawyer?

Sexual harassment laws can be complicated, and if you feel that you have suffered sexual harassment in the workplace, we strongly urge you to consult with a experienced sexual harassment lawyer as soon as possible to analyze the facts of your case and educate you about your rights and options so that you can make  Read More …

The Facts About Pregnancy Discrimination

It is illegal to discriminate against a woman based on the fact that she is pregnant. Employment law provides that pregnant women must be treated in the same manner as other applicants or employees with similar abilities or limitations. Below please find the facts about pregnancy discrimination at work. Hiring The first fact about pregnancy  Read More …

Doctor/Patient Sexual Harassment

California Civil Code section 51.9 protects patients from sexual harassment by their doctor. If you have suffered from sexual harassmnet at the hands of a doctor, nurse, therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, or other healthcare professional, the laws in California provide protection and allow for compensation for the severe trauma and damges this type of abuse causes.  Read More …

Pregnancy Leave

There are three statutes which give women in California the right to a certain amount of pregnancy leave. These three bodies of law are the federal Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), California Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL), and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). The size of your place of employment (i.e., number of  Read More …

Advice for Sexual Harassment Victims

Attorney Timothy Broderick shares advice for victims of sexual harassment.

Broderick Saleen Obtains $5.15 Million Verdict in Revenge Porn Case

Defendant Secretly Recorded Sexual Encounter, Then Posted Photos on Facebook Broderick Saleen Law Firm obtained a unanimous $5.15 million verdict in Monterey County for a female revenge porn victim. Here is a link to the news story that aired about the case: https://www.ksbw.com/article/monterey-victim-of-revenge-porn-awarded-dollar5-million-by-jury/22567823 USA Today and other news media also ran stories covering the groundbreaking  Read More …

11 Common Mistakes of Sexual Harassment Victims

You know you’ve been harassed and it’s time to take action. Your next steps could have important consequences for your sexual harassment case. Educate yourself and preserve the integrity of your sexual harassment case. Click through the links below to our articles and videos detailing some of the common mistakes that sexual harassment victims make and explaining  Read More …

How To Use Personal Strengths to Fight Sexual Harassment

Determine your top five character strengths and how to use them to overcome and cope with the effects of sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment can create an offensive work environment, leaving victims feeling fear, guilt or shame—but they are far from helpless in overcoming and coping with the effects of harassment. Get informed, determine  Read More …

June Supreme Court Decisions and Kavanaugh’s Impact

For someone interested in the Supreme Court of the United States, there is no month more exciting than June. This is when the Supreme Court’s term is about to end and the Justices put out as many opinions as they can before their recess begins. This year, the Justices put out a flurry of opinions  Read More …

Whistlebower Cases

California Laws Provide Whistleblower Protection in the Workplace Retaliation based on reporting unlawful conduct of their employer, such as reporting a health or safety violation or illegal activity is against the law in California. This is often referred to as “whistleblower” protection in the workplace. If your employer fires or demotes you because you have  Read More …

Internet Companies Fighting Against New York’s Anti-Revenge Porn Bill

A bill that was introduced in 2013 to target revenge porn in New York has died. As of June 20, 2018, the bill had passed through the Assembly, awaiting Senate approval. On June 21, 2018, the bill died after the Senate adjourned for the year and took no action. The bill would have made nonconsensual  Read More …

Verdict Rewards Plaintiffs Receiving Medical Care on Lien-Basis

A recent verdict in favor of the plaintiff in Pebley v. Santa Clara Organics, LLC (2nd District Case No. B277893) is significant in that it addressed major issues litigated following the verdict in Howell v. Hamilton Meats (2011). In Howell, the court determined that plaintiff could recover in damages the amounts her insurer paid for  Read More …

Intentional Act by Employee Now Covered by Employer’s Insurance

In Liberty Surplus Insurance Corporation v. Ledesma & Meyer Construction Company, Inc. (2018), an employee hired by his brother-in-law, the owner of the school, raped a minor while employed by the school. The employee was hired despite being on the sex offender registry. The court held that when an employee intentionally inflicts harm on a  Read More …

Summer Jobs in the Context of #MeToo

As the first summer approaches since the #MeToo movement began, many teenagers and their parents are considering the possibility of teens facing sexual harassment in the workplace. Specifically, they are concerned about sexual harassment in the restaurant industry. Restaurants are the nation’s largest employer for teenagers and the first job for one in three Americans.  Read More …

Workers: Independent Contractors or Employees?

The California Supreme Court held a difficult standard for employers to claim that workers are independent contractors, as opposed to employees. Unless the hiring entity establishes (A) that the worker is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract for the  Read More …

DNA Database and Privacy Issues

The alleged Golden State Killer was found through the use of a public genealogy website, which now raises questions about the use of DNA information for law enforcement purposes. The site that was used, GEDMatch, has users upload their genetic information to an online database that is searchable by other users, thereby allowing people to  Read More …

Increased Facebook Usage Correlates to Decreased Well-Being

A study recently published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that increased use of Facebook leads to decreased personal satisfaction. The study’s researchers monitored 5,208 adult users and gathered information between 2013 and 2015 about their use of Facebook, health, and social lives. Facebook issued a response to the study by citing an earlier  Read More …

Sexual Harassment in the Media – Attorney Broderick

Employment lawyer Broderick discusses sexual harassment cases in the media.

The Negative Effects of Sexual Harassment – Attorney Broderick

Attorney Broderick at the Broderick Saleen Law Firm talks about the negative mental and physical effects of sexual harassment on the victim.

Eradication of Sexual Harassment – Lawyer Timothy Broderick

Attorney Timothy Broderick discusses Broderick Saleen Law Firm’s mission of eradicating sexual harassment in the workplace.

Employment Attorney Lists 11 Common Mistakes of Sexual Harassment Victims – Attorney Timothy Broderick

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Tim Broderick talks about the 11 common mistakes that sexual harassment victims often make.

A Victim’s Guide to Sexual Harassment for California – Attorney Timothy Broderick

Attorney Timothy Broderick discusses the book he wrote with law partner Katrina Saleen, A Victim’s Guide to Sexual Harassment for California.

California Fair Pay Act Touts Strongest Equal-Pay Protection in Nation

By Employment Lawyers Timothy Broderick and Katrina Saleen The California Fair Pay Act, which became effective January 1, 2016, touts the strongest equal-pay protection in the nation. The Act attempts to address long standing gender pay disparity. According to statistics relied upon by the California Legislature in passing the act, in 2014, a woman working  Read More …