Archive for the ‘Harassment’ Category

Top 10 Problems with Office Romances​​​​

Valentine’s Day brings thoughts of chocolates and sweets. And love may be sweetening your workplace, too. In Vault.com’s 2015 Office Romance Survey​, 51 percent of business professionals surveyed said they have had an office romance at some point in their careers. But office “sweethearts” can quickly sour on each other. Although employers should generally avoid inquiring […]

13 Feb 15 - Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Workplace Harassment Focus of EEOC Meeting

Workplace harassment is alleged in approximately 30 percent of all charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to EEOC Chair Jenny R. Yang. “By identifying underlying problems in workplaces and industries where we see recurring patterns of harassment, we are developing strategies that focus on targeted outreach and education as well […]

22 Jan 15 - Disabilities, Harassment, Training - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC’s Workplace Priorities

With the start of the new year, now is a good time to remind employers of the priorities the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) stated that it will focus on throughout 2015 and 2016: Eliminating Barriers in Recruitment and Hiring. The EEOC will target class-based recruitment and hiring practices that discriminate against racial, ethnic and religious […]

5 Jan 15 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulations

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council is considering amendments to Fair Employment and Housing Act Regulations. The proposed amendments would make significant changes to: Required content, dissemination and translation of harassment and discrimination policies Rules relating to mandatory supervisor sexual harassment training, including who may qualify as a trainer, course content and recordkeeping requirements […]

20 Nov 14 - Discrimination, Harassment, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Training Questions: AB 2053 and “Abusive Conduct”

As we previously reported, Governor Edmund G. Brown signed AB 2053, which requires employers subject to the mandatory sexual harassment prevention training requirement for supervisors to now include a component on preventing “abusive conduct.” One frequently asked question is how this new law affects employees that must complete their training by the end of 2014. […]

22 Oct 14 - Harassment, Training - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »