Archive for the ‘Discrimination’ Category

California Restroom Sign Law Effective March 1

Starting March 1, 2017, all single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment, place of public accommodation or government agency must be identified as “all-gender” toilet facilities. The law authorizes inspectors or other building or local officials responsible for code enforcement to inspect for compliance (Health and Safety Code sec. 118600). The recent White House action […]

28 Feb 17 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Retaliation Charges Top the List Again

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released detailed breakdowns of the 91,503 charges of workplace discrimination that the agency received in fiscal year 2016. Year after year, retaliation claims top the list and this year was no different. Retaliation accounts for over 45 percent of all charges filed with the agency. The EEOC resolved 97,443 charges […]

1 Feb 17 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California Proposes Regulations on Transgender Protections, Including Restroom Issues

Last year, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) proposed amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to specifically address protections for transgender persons, including restroom-related protections. This week, the FEHC announced further modifications to the proposed regulations and seeks additional public comment. The FEHA prohibits harassment and discrimination based on protected classes. […]

13 Jan 17 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Seeks Input on Guidance Addressing Unlawful Harassment

Yesterday, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) stated that it is seeking public input on a proposed enforcement guidance addressing unlawful harassment under federal anti-discrimination laws. The 75-page proposal sets forth the EEOC’s interpretations of federal anti-harassment laws that the agency is charged with enforcing. The guidance focuses on the three components the EEOC […]

11 Jan 17 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Flu Shots: EEOC Settles Case Related to Religious Accommodation

Each year, the flu season hits the United States. The length and severity of the season is unpredictable and varies from year to year, partly because the virus itself constantly changes. And the flu season can take a mighty toll on the workplace in terms of both your employees’ health and welfare and your bottom […]

4 Jan 17 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »