Tag Archives: EEOC

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – MARCH 2016

NEW EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYER HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION PREVENTION POLICIES Effective April 1, 2016, employers must comply with a new California law relating to employer harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention policies.  The new regulation mandates specific procedures for compliance with an employer’s statutory duty to take reasonable steps to prevent and promptly correct… Read More »

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – JUNE 2015

RELIGION A MOTIVATING FACTOR FOR NOT HIRING? Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits a prospective employer from refusing to hire an applicant in order to avoid accommodating a religious practice that it could accommodate without undue hardship.  In EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch, the EEOC sued Abercrombie & Fitch on behalf… Read More »

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – MAY 2014

EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT CANNOT SHORTEN STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS. In Ellis v. U.S. Security Associates, plaintiff sued her employer for various claims under the Fair Employment and Housing Act.  However, plaintiff had previously agreed in her employment application to bring any claims against her employer within six months of occurrence, notwithstanding any law to the contrary.  The… Read More »