New Bill Clarifies Protections for Victims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

By | 2015-01-06T13:50:21+00:00 December 3rd, 2013|Employment Law, Sexual Harassment|

Victims of sexual harassment in the workplace have gained greater protections thanks to a bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown earlier this year. Senate Bill 292 (“SB 292”) clarifies that for a harasser's conduct to be considered "sexual harassment" under California law, the conduct does not need to be motivated by sexual desire. California’s Fair Employment and [...]

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New Amendments to FEHA Clarify Religious Accommodation Requirements

By | 2015-01-06T14:33:24+00:00 March 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Recent amendments to California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) provide clarity regarding an employer’s duty to provide religious accommodations to its employees. FEHA protects employees from discrimination and harassment based on religion, and requires employers to reasonably accommodate employees’ requests for religious accommodation unless such accommodation would cause “undue hardship” to the employer. Under [...]

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