Posts Tagged ‘gender identity’

Gender Questions on Job Applications in California

Our job application asks applicants to state their gender. Is that allowed under California law? California law prohibits employers from asking, either directly or indirectly, about an individual’s sex or gender. Therefore, job applications should not include any questions about an applicant’s sex or gender. For employers who must request information about sex or gender […]

29 Apr 19 - Hiring - 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 »

New Mandatory Poster on Transgender Rights for California Workplaces

California recently passed a new law (SB 396) that requires all California employers to post a “Transgender Rights in the Workplace” poster starting January 1, 2018. The new transgender rights poster must be displayed along with other mandatory workplace notices in a prominent and accessible location in the workplace. The Department of Fair Employment and […]

21 Nov 17 - Posters and Notices - Brad Sterling - No CommentsRead More »

LGBT Workers Report Bullying at Work

Two in five lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers report feeling bullied at work, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. Forty-one percent of LGBT workers who have been bullied at work left a job because of it. Common examples of workplace bullying given in the survey include: Falsely accused of mistakes (61 percent). Ignored […]

13 Nov 17 - Harassment - Brad Sterling - No CommentsRead More »

New Transgender Regulations Coming July 1; More Restroom Rules

The California Office of Administrative Law approved new regulations that specifically address protections for transgender persons, including equal access to use of facilities, such as restrooms or locker rooms. These regulations will be filed with the Secretary of State’s office and are effective on July 1, 2017. The new regulations expand existing protections under California’s Fair […]

31 May 17 - Discrimination - Brad Sterling - No CommentsRead More »