California Harassment | Friday, October 25th, 2013
Today, BLR legal editors Joan Farrell and Patricia Trainor talk about how to handle tricky coworker questions about accommodation. .
California Harassment | Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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.
California Harassment | Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
Exclusion and avoidance are actions that managers may not realize are forms of retaliation—and there are many types of harassment, says “recovering litigator” Jonathan A. Segal, one of SHRM’s most popular speakers.
California Harassment | Thursday, August 15th, 2013
Yesterday, we reported on the ongoing saga of San Diego mayor Bob Filner, who is facing sexual harassment allegations from more than 10 different women. What does this mean for his employer, the City of San Diego?
California Harassment | Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
As you’ve surely heard, San Diego mayor Bob Filner is currently embroiled in a scandal involving lascivious sexual harassment allegations made by more than 10 different women.
California Discrimination | Friday, June 21st, 2013
“‘How should I respond to a harasser?’ is a question I’m often asked when I give talks about sexual harassment that occurs in public spaces,” says Holly Kearl. In today’s CED, she shares specifics.
California Harassment | Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Yesterday’s CED offered our take on the recent $2.3 million settlement between San Jose-based Fry’s Electronics and the EEOC. Today, #s 6-11 on our list of recommended sexual harassment training statements.
California Harassment | Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
A recent EEOC lawsuit—settled for $2.3 million—gives a picture perfect example of how NOT to handle sexual harassment complaints. The harassment was compounded by retaliation and ratcheted up with evidence tampering.
California Discrimination | Friday, December 28th, 2012
New California regulations and pregnancy laws broaden the types of conditions of pregnancy for which workplace accommodations will be required – even if they don’t involve a pregnancy-related disability. With these new regulations on the table, it’s crucial for you to amend your internal policies and practices to ensure compliance with California law.
California Discrimination | Friday, December 21st, 2012
California employers are well-versed in the laws about pregnancy disability leave, but what other pregnancy laws affect employer obligations? What reasonable accommodations must be provided for pregnant employees?