Archive for the ‘Harassment’ Category

New White Paper Highlights April 1 Updates to Mandatory Harassment Prevention Requirements

Harassment is a major source of litigation in California. Educating and training your entire workforce in harassment prevention is one of the best ways to avoid problems. New amendments to California regulations make significant changes to employers’ compliance obligations, effective April 1, 2016. The amendments emphasize an employer’s affirmative duty to prevent and correct harassment […]

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Reminder: Significant FEHA Amendments Effective April 1

Employers take note: after months of public comment and revisions, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council adopted amendments to its Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations. These amendments go into effect April 1, 2016, and reinforce state law that it’s an employer’s affirmative duty to take reasonable steps to prevent and promptly correct discriminatory […]

30 Mar 16 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Time-Sensitive Webinar on March 29 Applies to All California Employers

Employers take note: after months of public comment and revisions, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council adopted amendments to its Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations. These amendments go into effect April 1, 2016, and reinforce state law that it’s an employer’s affirmative duty to take reasonable steps to prevent and promptly correct discriminatory […]

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What’s the Number One Federal Complaint? Retaliation

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released detailed breakdowns of the 89,385 charges of workplace discrimination that the agency received in fiscal year 2015. Year after year, retaliation claims top the list and this year was no different. Retaliation charges increased by nearly 5 percent and account for nearly 45 percent of all charges […]

16 Feb 16 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Sweet or Sour? The Problem with Office Valentines

Although Valentine’s Day usually brings pleasant thoughts of chocolates and other sweets, the thought of romance at work can leave a bitter taste for employers. In Vault.com’s 2016 Office Romance Survey, half of those surveyed said they participated in an office romance at some point in their careers. While many felt that some rules should […]

11 Feb 16 - Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »