Archive for the ‘Harassment’ Category

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 »

New National Origin Regulations Coming July 1

As previously reported, the proposed amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) addressing national origin protections were sent to the Office of Administrative Law for approval. The Office of Administrative Law recently approved these regulations, and they are effective July 1, 2018. Although California already has strict rules that prohibit harassment and discrimination […]

22 May 18 - Discrimination, Harassment - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber-Sponsored Bill Protecting Victims/Employers from Serial Harassers Passes Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that will enable businesses to avoid hiring repeat sexual harassment offenders, ending the cycle of harassment in industries across California, unanimously passed the Assembly on Monday. AB 2770 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks) protects an employer’s ability to warn potential employers about an individual’s harassing conduct without the threat of […]

10 May 18 - Harassment - HRWatchdog - 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 »