Archive for the ‘Harassment’ Category

LGBT Workers Report Bullying at Work

Two in five lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers report feeling bullied at work, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. Forty-one percent of LGBT workers who have been bullied at work left a job because of it. Common examples of workplace bullying given in the survey include: Falsely accused of mistakes (61 percent). Ignored […]

13 Nov 17 - Harassment - 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 »

Bad Publicity Leads to Recruiting Challenges

Word of mouth travels fast and can affect your company in countless ways. Many well-known companies are making news lately for alleged employment violations, including sexual harassment allegations, wage-and-hour violations and independent contractor issues. Besides the human cost to the employees involved and the monetary costs to the company, such as legal fees, potential fines, […]

20 Jul 17 - Compensation, Harassment, Hiring, Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

The Tone Starts at the Top: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Sexual harassment is not a problem of the past. Lately, it seems that not a week goes by without another news report on allegations of rampant harassment at high-profile companies. Most employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both California and federal law, but that doesn’t seem to stop the problem from […]

12 Jul 17 - Harassment, Training - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

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 »