Archive for the ‘Discrimination’ Category

No, You Can’t Demote a Pregnant Employee If You Think Her Job’s Too Tough

Suzie comes into your office and tells you she is four months pregnant. You think, “Hmmmm, her job is really demanding. I should probably put her in a job with less responsibility because I’m sure Suzie can’t do such a demanding job while pregnant.” Wrong answer: Demoting Suzie based on a stereotype about her ability […]

23 May 17 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Webinar Every California Employer Should Attend

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits discrimination and harassment based on protected classes. The law protects employees and job applicants from bias. While most workplace discrimination lawsuits end in settlements, these settled cases open the door for similar claims by other employees. CalChamber’s upcoming webinar reviews what employers should do to treat employees […]

2 May 17 - Discrimination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

70 Is the New 65: Is the Retirement Age Increasing?

Thirty percent of U.S. workers ages 60 and older don’t plan to retire until age 70 or older, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. Another 20 percent don’t know if they will ever be able to retire. Financial reasons typically are the top reason workers are postponing retirement, as older workers try to ensure a […]

27 Apr 17 - Discrimination, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

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Transgender Regulations On the Move

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) proposed amendments in 2016 to state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations to specifically address protections for transgender persons, including restroom-related protections. The amended regulations now go to the state Office of Administrative Law for approval. If approved, the likely effective date is July 1, 2017. The […]

19 Apr 17 - Discrimination, Uncategorized, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Federal Court Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination, But California is Ahead of the Game

This week, a federal court of appeals for the Seventh Circuit made headlines when it became the first appellate court in the nation to hold that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is prohibited under federal Title VII. The case is Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act […]

7 Apr 17 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »