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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 »

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 »