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Category: California Harassment

California sexual harassment training is just one part of the puzzle—you also need smart internal investigations and consistent treatment of employees to stay out of legal trouble.

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Governer Brown signs two bills that affect employers in California

On September 9, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills that affect employers in California.

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Daughter’s Facebook Post Wrecks Father’s Discrimination Suit

Social media has once again stirred up trouble in the employment law landscape. This time, the moral of the story isn’t “be careful what you post online,” it’s “be careful what your child posts online”!

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‘Steering’ Is 2014’s New Twist on Discrimination

HR’s federal watchdog agencies—the Department of Labor (DOL), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)—are looking at a new variant on discrimination they call “steering.” It’s not immediate discrimination but long-range discrimination.
What Is Steering?

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Harassment Still a Major Worry? You Betcha.

It’s amazing that in 2014 we’re still talking about harassment, but it’s still causing massive lawsuits and destroying productivity, says “recovering litigator” Jonathan A. Segal. And training managers and supervisors is still the key to preventing it.

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What conduct constitutes sexual harassment?

“What do you think of when someone refers to sexual harassment? In California, and under federal law, sexual harassment covers a wide variety of behavior–from unwanted sexual attention, to offering favorable treatment in exchange for sex, to sex-related teasing that fundamentally changes the workplace environment, to general hostility directed towards someone because of that person’s sex—even if the hostility itself is not of sex-based origin or [sex-]based terms.” Nicole Legrottaglie explained in a recent CER webinar.

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California sexual harassment training: What’s required? Why train?

As a California employer, are you legally obligated to have sexual harassment training? Actually, the answer is yes. AB 1825 requires California employers with 50 or more employees to conduct sexual harassment prevention training every two years. It’s also just good business sense, since employers can be held liable for employee actions.

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Tips For Avoiding Religion Bias Claims at Your Workplace

Yesterday, we told you how clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch landed in legal hot water for concluding that a religious headscarf known as a “hijab” was inconsistent with the “Abercrombie look.” Today, the details of the settlement—and some tips for avoiding similar problems at your workplace.

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Abercrombie Settles Headscarf Cases; Could a Similar Lawsuit Happen To You?

Clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch grabbed headlines last fall when a federal court ruled against it in a religious discrimination case involving the termination of a Muslim employee for wearing a headscarf known as a “hijab.”

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“How Come Terry Gets To … ?” (Danger! Don’t Answer)

Today, BLR legal editors Joan Farrell and Patricia Trainor talk about how to handle tricky coworker questions about accommodation. .

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The 5 Rs of Harassment Avoidance

Yesterday’s CED featured attorney Jonathan Segal’s suggestions for antiharassment training; today, his “5 Rs” for managers—plus an introduction to a can’t-miss event coming up in a few weeks for California HR professionals.

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