Archive for the ‘Harassment’ Category

EEOC Claims Spike One Year After #MeToo Movement Takes Off

Preliminary data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) demonstrates a heightened awareness in the workplace about sexual harassment since the #MeToo movement took off last year. And as a leader in preventing workplace harassment, the EEOC continues to enforce the laws and take the claims it receives seriously. According to a recent EEOC […]

15 Oct 18 - Harassment - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

And That’s a Wrap, with One Job Killer Still Standing

The legislative session came to an end last week. So how did it go? This past session, the Legislature addressed a variety of issues from wildfire liability, the #MeToo movement, to making surfing the official sport of California. There were over 2,600 bills introduced this year and approximately 1,000 have made it to Governor Jerry […]

5 Sep 18 - Harassment, Labor Relations - HRWatchdog - 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 »

Governor Signs Two Employment Bills: AB 2770, AB 2587

On July 9, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed two employment-related bills that are effective January 1, 2019: one sexual harassment bill to protect victims of harassment and one bill related to Paid Family Leave. Bill to Protect Victims/Employers from Serial Harassers Signed The governor signed AB 2770 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks) — a California Chamber […]

10 Jul 18 - Harassment, Paid Family Leave - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »