Category: Discrimination

EEOC Releases Updated Workplace Harassment Guidance
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EEOC Releases Updated Workplace Harassment Guidance

On April 29, 2024, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published its updated “Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace.” This new guidance updates,…

Lateral Job Transfer Can Be Discriminatory Under Federal Law
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Supreme Court Says Lateral Job Transfer Can Be Discriminatory Under Federal Law

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a decision holding that a lateral job transfer can be discriminatory under Title VII when the transfer brought some…

EEOC’s Enforcement Efforts
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What Employers Can Learn From EEOC’s Enforcement Efforts

Discrimination in the workplace is, unfortunately, alive and well. In fiscal year 2022, for example, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 73,485 discrimination…

Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) Regulations Approved
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Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) Regulations Approved

On April 19, 2024, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will publish its final rule implementing the federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) — a…

Prevent Halloween Horrors This Year
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Prevent Halloween Horrors This Year

This year, Halloween falls on a Tuesday, and with a record number of people planning to participate in related festivities (73 percent, according to the…

AI’s Workplace Opportunities, Challenges
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Podcast Examines AI’s Workplace Opportunities, Challenges

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts, and Peter Bittner, award-winning multimedia journalist and artificial intelligence (AI) consultant, discuss…

EEOC’s New Five-Year Strategic Enforcement Plan
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EEOC’s New Five-Year Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP)

On September 21, 2023, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for fiscal years 2024 through 2028. As previously…

FEHA Liability
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California Supreme Court Imposes FEHA Liability on Agents of Employers

In a long-awaited decision, the California Supreme Court has determined that third-party business agents of a certain size can now be directly liable for violations…

Comments Open for EEOC’s Proposed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) Rules
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Comments Open for EEOC’s Proposed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) Rules

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The public has…

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What Three Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Mean for California Businesses

Just before the U.S. Supreme Court broke for recess at the end of June, it issued several landmark decisions, some of which have caught the…