Archive for the ‘Harassment’ Category

DFEH Updates Required Harassment Prevention Pamphlet; Issues Guidance

Yesterday, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced an update to the required sexual harassment prevention brochure for California employers detailing California’s legal protections against sexual harassment. Under Government Code section 12950(b), all employers must provide information to their employees that, at a minimum, covers the following topics: The illegality of sexual harassment; […]

3 May 17 - Harassment, Posters and Notices - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Setting the Tone: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Sexual harassment is not a problem of the past, as recent news reports highlight. Although most employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both California and federal law, that doesn’t stop the problem from occurring. An issue that often surfaces during sexual harassment investigations is workplace culture. What tone is being set […]

2 Mar 17 - Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Love is in the Air: Workplace Romance on the Rise

According to CareerBuilder’s annual Valentine’s Day survey, the number of workers reporting an office romance is at a 10-year high. Forty-one percent of workers have dated a co-worker, up from 37 percent last year and the highest level since 2007. Moreover, seven percent of workers say they currently work with someone they would like to […]

14 Feb 17 - Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Retaliation Charges Top the List Again

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released detailed breakdowns of the 91,503 charges of workplace discrimination that the agency received in fiscal year 2016. Year after year, retaliation claims top the list and this year was no different. Retaliation accounts for over 45 percent of all charges filed with the agency. The EEOC resolved 97,443 charges […]

1 Feb 17 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Seeks Input on Guidance Addressing Unlawful Harassment

Yesterday, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) stated that it is seeking public input on a proposed enforcement guidance addressing unlawful harassment under federal anti-discrimination laws. The 75-page proposal sets forth the EEOC’s interpretations of federal anti-harassment laws that the agency is charged with enforcing. The guidance focuses on the three components the EEOC […]

11 Jan 17 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »