Archive for the ‘Discrimination’ Category

DFEH, Muslim Woman Settle Religious Discrimination Case With San Diego Fast Food Restaurant

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) reached a settlement in a religious discrimination case with a San Diego-based fast food restaurant, where a job applicant was denied employment because of her religious dress practice. A Muslim woman claimed that when she asked if she could wear a headscarf and skirt as part […]

13 Sep 18 - Discrimination - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber Urges Agency to Withdraw Proposed Regulatory Amendments

In a comment letter sent two weeks ago, the California Chamber of Commerce and other employer groups urged the Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) to withdraw proposed regulatory amendments regarding harassment and discrimination prevention and training because the proposed regulation will cause legal inconsistency. According to the Council, the goal of the draft regulation […]

24 Aug 18 - Discrimination, Harassment - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Recent DFEH Settlements

In recent months, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has settled a number of employment cases, and, compared to previous years, enforcement looks as if it’s been stepped up. Here’s just a sampling of employment settlements in the past few months: July 17, 2018 — National Origin/Age/Disability Discrimination: Alleged stereotypical and biased […]

23 Jul 18 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

July Ushers in New Employment Laws

On July 1, several legal changes occurred that may affect your California business. Some of these changes apply only in specific local jurisdictions, but one change to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) applies to all employers statewide. If you are an HRCalifornia member, the content on our member site has been updated […]

2 Jul 18 - Discrimination, Local Ordinances - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

New National Origin Regulations Coming July 1

As previously reported, the proposed amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) addressing national origin protections were sent to the Office of Administrative Law for approval. The Office of Administrative Law recently approved these regulations, and they are effective July 1, 2018. Although California already has strict rules that prohibit harassment and discrimination […]

22 May 18 - Discrimination, Harassment - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »