Archive for the ‘Harassment’ Category

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 »

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CalChamber-Sponsored Bill to Protect Harassment Victims Goes to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that protects sexual harassment victims and employers from being sued for defamation has been sent to the governor. The bill passed the Legislature with unanimous bipartisan support. AB 2770 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks) codifies case law to ensure victims of sexual harassment and employers are not sued for defamation […]

9 Jul 18 - Harassment - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Busy: Focus on Sexual Harassment

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been busy! The agency continues to focus on sexual harassment in America’s workplaces as recent press releases demonstrate: On June 13, 2018, the EEOC announced a multimillion-dollar sexual discrimination settlement against a transportation supplier. The case alleged that the employer conducted employment testing, including strength testing, for […]

27 Jun 18 - Harassment - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Reconvenes Workplace Harassment Task Force

The #MeToo movement continues to focus on workplace sexual harassment, and, this week, a federal agency reconvened a task force on the same issue. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced they will reconvene their Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace. The Task Force was formed in January 2015 […]

8 Jun 18 - Harassment - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »