Category: Harassment

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,…

Answering Questions on Displays of Affection, Pronoun Use
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Answering Questions on Displays of Affection, Pronoun Use, Free Speech and More

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment General Counsel Bianca Saad, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts and CalChamber Employment Law…

Addressing Workplace Relationships When Romance Is in the Air
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Addressing Workplace Relationships When Romance Is in the Air

Today is Valentine’s Day — a fun holiday for many but also a great reminder and opportunity for employers to review policies and procedures related…

Religious Beliefs, Gender Identity and Harassment Prevention Training
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Religious Beliefs, Gender Identity and Harassment Prevention Training

We have a new hire who says the harassment prevention training section on gender identity is against her religious beliefs and asks to skip this…

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…

Pride
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Pride Month 2023: Recommit to Being a Welcoming Workplace for All Employees

For five decades now, the nation has celebrated individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+ — an acronym that has evolved over the years to stand for…

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Valentine’s Day: What Employers Should Know About Workplace Relationships

Over the last four decades, the instances of romances between coworkers have risen and fallen — and then risen again! From the 1980s to the…

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Important Updates on Arbitration Law

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment Vice President Bianca Saad, and CalChamber employment law experts Matthew Roberts and James Ward…

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Harassment Outside of Work? Employer Still Must Respond to Complaint

One of my supervisors just reported to me that they received complaints about harassment from a coworker but did not report them to us because…

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New Federal Law Prohibits Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment, Assault Claims

On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021  (the Act), which…