Archive for the ‘Discrimination’ Category

It Happened Again: Retaliation is the #1 EEOC Charge

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released detailed breakdowns of the 84,524 charges of workplace discrimination that the agency received in fiscal year 2017. And once again, retaliation claims top the list. Retaliation charges account for nearly 50 percent of all charges filed with the agency. The EEOC resolved 99,109 charges in FY 2017. It secured […]

1 Feb 18 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

National Origin Protections in California May Change in 2018

National origin protection rules may change in California in the upcoming year. As previously reported, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council has proposed amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to specifically address national origin protections. California already has strict rules that prohibit harassment and discrimination based on protected classes, including national […]

26 Dec 17 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Veterans Day: Don’t Forget Protections and Services for Those Who Served

California is home to approximately 1.9 million veterans — the highest veteran population of any state in the nation. Military veterans may face many challenges making the transition back into civilian life, including challenges in the job market. The California Employment Development Department (EDD) helps veterans and eligible spouses maximize employment and training opportunities. The […]

9 Nov 17 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Comments on Proposed National Origin Regulations Due by September 27

As reported earlier, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council has proposed amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to specifically address national origin protections. The draft regulations discuss the type of acts that may constitute national origin discrimination (see Initial Statement of Reasons). The regulations also discuss prohibited immigration-related practices. California already […]

19 Sep 17 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

$10.5 Million Settlement in Minority Hiring Case

The nationwide outdoor equipment chain Bass Pro Outdoor World (Bass Pro) will pay $10.5 million to settle a hiring discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The settlement resolves a six-year lawsuit that charged that the company engaged in a pattern or practice of failing to hire African-American and […]

8 Aug 17 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »