Archive for the ‘Discrimination’ Category

New California FEHA Regulations ‘Clarify’ Definition of Employer

Heads up, employers — new Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations are now effective. In June 2019, the Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) approved new regulations, which primarily seek to “clarify” the definition of employer that will determine when to apply the FEHA including the FEHA’s harassment prevention training requirements. Definition of Employer […]

2 Oct 19 - Discrimination, Harassment - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

Ageism in the Workplace: Prevent Liability by Focusing on Abilities, Not Age

In today’s modern workforce, it’s not uncommon to find employees from a number of generations in a single company. In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank talks with employment law expert Jennifer Shaw about the pitfalls of age-based stereotyping, succession planning and mandatory retirement. ‘Stereotypes on Both […]

27 Sep 19 - Discrimination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Asking an Older Employee If He Plans on Retiring Soon

Our employee is over 65 years old and he seems shaky physically; it is taking him longer and longer to get his job duties done. Can we address his physical symptoms and/or ask him if he’s likely to retire soon? Recent studies have shown that employees are retiring later in life for a number of […]

13 May 19 - Discrimination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Retaliation Still Dominates EEOC Charges Nationwide

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released detailed breakdowns of the 76,418 workplace discrimination charges the agency received in fiscal year (FY) 2018. Retaliation continues to be the most frequently filed charge for the agency. In FY 2018, the EEOC resolved 90,558 discrimination charges and secured over $505 million for victims in private […]

23 Apr 19 - Discrimination, Harassment - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber Podcast: Men and the #MeToo Movement

A recent episode of CalChamber’s The Workplace podcast focuses on men and the #MeToo movement. As more publicity is being given to instances of sexual harassment around the country, men have responded to news stories and other developments in a variety of ways. Some will no longer meet with female colleagues or socialize with women […]

18 Apr 19 - Discrimination, Harassment - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »