Archive for the ‘Harassment’ Category

Amendments to California’s Discrimination and Harassment Regulations Take Effect April 1

Amendments to California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations have been approved and will take effect on April 1, 2016. The FEHA prohibits harassment and discrimination based on protected classes. It also contains provisions relating to pregnancy disability leave. The amendments to the FEHA cover a wide range of topics, including: Who a covered […]

29 Jan 16 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

$450,000 Sexual Harassment Settlement Highlights the Seriousness of the Problem

Employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both California and federal law, but that doesn’t stop the problem from occurring. Sex discrimination charges (which include sexual harassment charges) constitute nearly one-third of all claims filed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In 2014, the California Department of Fair Employment and […]

8 Oct 15 - Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Whining and Temper Tantrums: Playground Behavior Hits the Workplace

You might have thought that once you left the confines of the playground, you wouldn’t witness anymore childish behaviors.  Think again! A recent survey conducted by Career Builder finds that three out of four workers have witnessed some type of childish behavior at work. Workers reported witnessing the following child-like behavior from their colleagues: Whine: […]

15 Sep 15 - Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

[Webinar] Whew! Harassment Investigation Done – Or Is It?

You’ve worked closely with your legal department to investigate a harassment complaint, taken corrective action and disciplined the harasser. So why are your employees spreading rumors, and why is the employee who filed the initial complaint now filing a second one alleging retaliation? A harassment complaint often affects many more people than the harasser and […]

1 Sep 15 - Harassment - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Workplace Investigations: The Need for Outside Expertise

Workplace investigations may be conducted by your internal HR department, in-house counsel or other internal staff. Sometimes, however, you may need to turn to an external investigator; for instance, if the allegations involve your HR department. Remember, in California, any outside investigator must be a licensed attorney or a licensed private investigator (Business and Professions […]

24 Jul 15 - Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »