Archive for the ‘Discrimination’ Category

More Workers Are Postponing Retirement

More than half of all U.S. workers (53 percent) over the age of 60 say they are postponing retirement, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. Two in five workers (40 percent) don’t think they’ll be able to retire until 70 years of age or older. Financial uncertainty usually tops the list of reasons why workers […]

16 May 18 - Discrimination, Workplace Policies - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

New National Origin Regulations Move One Step Closer

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) proposed amendments in 2017 to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to specifically address national origin protections. The time for public comments and hearings on the proposed amendments is over, and the amended regulations are now with the state Office of Administrative Law for approval. If […]

30 Apr 18 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

It Happened Again: Retaliation is the #1 EEOC Charge

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released detailed breakdowns of the 84,524 charges of workplace discrimination that the agency received in fiscal year 2017. And once again, retaliation claims top the list. Retaliation charges account for nearly 50 percent of all charges filed with the agency. The EEOC resolved 99,109 charges in FY 2017. It secured […]

1 Feb 18 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

National Origin Protections in California May Change in 2018

National origin protection rules may change in California in the upcoming year. As previously reported, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council has proposed amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to specifically address national origin protections. California already has strict rules that prohibit harassment and discrimination based on protected classes, including national […]

26 Dec 17 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Veterans Day: Don’t Forget Protections and Services for Those Who Served

California is home to approximately 1.9 million veterans — the highest veteran population of any state in the nation. Military veterans may face many challenges making the transition back into civilian life, including challenges in the job market. The California Employment Development Department (EDD) helps veterans and eligible spouses maximize employment and training opportunities. The […]

9 Nov 17 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »