Archive for the ‘Discrimination’ Category

More Input Sought On Two Sets of Proposed Regulations: Use of Criminal Background Information and Transgender Issues

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) is currently considering two different sets of proposed regulations. The FEHC is proposing regulations related to the use of criminal history information in employment decisions that impose new burdens on employers. The FEHC also is proposing regulations to specifically address protections for transgender persons, including restroom-related protections. […]

1 Dec 16 - Discrimination, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

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EEOC Issues National Origin Guidance

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued updated enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination. This guidance was last updated in 2002. The guidance is intended to address the increasingly diverse workforce and notes that immigrant workers are present in every occupation in the United States and are highly-represented in many of the largest-growth […]

28 Nov 16 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

employment discrimination, veterans

Don’t Forget Protections and Services for Veterans

California is home to approximately 1.8 million veterans, which represents eight percent of the total population of veterans in the United States. Military veterans may face many challenges making the transition back into civilian life, including challenges in the job market. Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 suffer from higher unemployment than other […]

10 Nov 16 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Approves Strategic Enforcement Plan

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently approved an updated Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP), which sets national priorities for fiscal years 2017-2021. Employers are well-advised to keep these priorities in mind as the EEOC has certainly been targeting specific areas for enforcement. In the updated SEP, the EEOC continues to prioritize the areas identified in […]

17 Oct 16 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC to Tackle Use of Big Data in Employment

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a public meeting tomorrow “Big Data in the Workplace: Examining Implications for Equal Employment Opportunity Law.” In human resources, “big data” may be used during the hiring process. The results of generic personality tests used during the hiring process are run through powerful computer algorithms to determine […]

12 Oct 16 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »