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Social Media And Workplace Harassment

In today’s technology-driven world, we’ve moved beyond water-cooler gossip. With email and social media, we can instantly share information with fellow employees. This also opens a world of possibilities for workplace bullying. Using Facebook messenger, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat, employees can send offensive messages in seconds. While many employees may just dismiss their harassment as… read more

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The Bystander Effect of Workplace Bullying

We like to think that we leave bullying behind when we leave high school, but the reality is that most of us probably know someone who has been the victim of workplace harassment. As many as 70 percent of women and 45 percent of men have been victims of sexual harassment at some point in… read more

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The Silent Effect of Workplace Bullying: PTSD

We often associate bullying with playground harassment and mean-spirited teens. But even adults are prone to bullying. Harassment in the workplace can take a physical, mental, and emotional toll on the victim. In fact, intense workplace bullying over a long period of time can even lead to a serious condition known as post-traumatic stress disorder… read more

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Pursuing compensation after an amusement park ride accident

With summer still going strong, Californians in the Bay Area are enjoying the many traditions associated with the season. That includes going to Disneyland, Six Flags and many other amusement parks across the state. As recent history shows, improbable injuries can occur at amusement parks (like the measles outbreak at Disneyland earlier this year). But… read more

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On the expectation of safety and premises liability cases

If there is one rule to live by with premises liability, it is the notion that if you enter someone else's property, you have a reasonable expectation to safety. Now, there are circumstances where this doesn't hold up, and thus it isn't exactly a "rule." For example, if you are trespassing on someone's else's property,… read more

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Five children’s products that were recalled in October

No one gives a child a toy, a medication or anything else with the expectation that the product will cause injuries. Unfortunately, not all products are manufactured, designed and labeled correctly, which leads to a number of accidents and fatalities each year. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission lists five children's products that have been… read more

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Celebrity sues Benihana for burn injuries suffered in restaurant

In the world of restaurant dining, one type of experience is theatrical as well as delicious. Japanese restaurants featuring hibachi grills (also called teppanyaki grills) are very popular in large cities across California and throughout the United States. The trained chefs manning the grills often perform tricks, including interesting stacking of food ingredients and flipping… read more

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How does injury liability work in the sharing economy?

Over the past decade or so, new businesses and new business models have allowed average people to put their property to work. These include ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft as well as temporary lodging services like Airbnb. There is little debate about the fact that the "sharing economy" is a popular concept. It may… read more

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How well do you know your car’s safety features?

We often write about the ways in which technology is changing the driving experience – for better and worse. On one hand, drivers who text and use handheld electronic devices put themselves and others at risk of a serious accident. On the other hand, automobile safety technology is constantly improving, allowing the car itself to… read more

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