When U.S. President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law last month, everyone was focused on the corporate tax cuts and — especially here in California — the reduction of the deductions for mortgage interest, state income taxes, and local property taxes. But lurking in the new tax law was a… Read More
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With all of the recent news surrounding workplace sexual harassment and sexual misconduct by politicians, news anchors, celebrities, and other high-profile persons, it comes as no surprise that a California court has weighed in on the issue of workplace sexual harassment.
In January 2015, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) established a special task force to study harassment in the workplace. That task force spent a year and a half studying the “myriad and complex issues” involved in workplace harassment. Last month, the EEOC task force published their formal findings and employer recommendations. By way… Read More
The California Fair Employment & Housing Council (FEHC) recently passed new regulations that strengthen California’s Fair Employment & Housing Act (FEHA). This is the state law banning discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace, which is already among the toughest in the nation. These new regulations take effect on April 1, 2016. Under the new… Read More
California’s Fair Employment & Housing Act (“FEHA”) already prohibits discrimination and harassment “based on sex.” Most people properly understand the term “sex” in this context to equate to “gender” or “gender identity.” Thus, most people understand that it is illegal for an employer to treat a female employee differently than a similarly situated male employee… Read More
Back in 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court announced two important decisions that clarified the scope of an employer’s liability for workplace sexual harassment under Title VII. These two cases are Faragher v. City of Boca Raton, 524 U.S. 775 (1998), and Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, 524 U.S. 742 (1998), and they announced the rule that continues… Read More