Posts Tagged ‘sexual harassment’

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 »


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 »

Nearly Three out of Four Sexual Harassment Victims Don’t Report It

The #MeToo movement has swept through the nation and raised awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace. Victims of Hollywood moguls, media influencers and government officials have come forward garnering a great deal of media attention. Yet, a new CareerBuilder survey shows that the vast majority (72 percent) of those who have been sexually harassed […]

22 Jan 18 - Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

DFEH Updates Required Harassment Prevention Pamphlet; Issues Guidance

Yesterday, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced an update to the required sexual harassment prevention brochure for California employers detailing California’s legal protections against sexual harassment. Under Government Code section 12950(b), all employers must provide information to their employees that, at a minimum, covers the following topics: The illegality of sexual harassment; […]

3 May 17 - Harassment, Posters and Notices - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

$1.47 Million Awarded to California Workers in Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Case

Think that sexual harassment is a problem of the past? Think again. By now, employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both state and federal law, but that doesn’t stop the problem from occurring. Sexual harassment charges still make up 17 percent of all charges received by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity […]

26 Jul 16 - Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »