Archive for the ‘Discrimination’ Category

California Proposes National Origin Regulations

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council recently proposed amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to specifically address national origin protections California has strict rules that prohibit harassment and discrimination based on protected classes, including national origin. The draft regulations discuss the type of acts that may constitute national origin discrimination. The […]

5 Jun 17 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

New Transgender Regulations Coming July 1; More Restroom Rules

The California Office of Administrative Law approved new regulations that specifically address protections for transgender persons, including equal access to use of facilities, such as restrooms or locker rooms. These regulations will be filed with the Secretary of State’s office and are effective on July 1, 2017. The new regulations expand existing protections under California’s Fair […]

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

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 »