The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing just announced a settlement with Derrel’s Mini Storage, Inc. on a complaint it filed in Kern County Superior Court alleging pregnancy discrimination in employment and housing. For those of you who don’t … Continue reading
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A few years ago, the fine minds at the Department of Fair Employment and Housing decided to use a new system for accepting online complaints from employees wanting to file discrimination claims. The DFEH decided to use Houdini, Esq. to … Continue reading
Here’s DFEH’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Here you can download the Initial Statement of Reasons and the text of the Proposed Regulations. TITLE 2. DEPARTMENT OF FAIR EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING HOUSING REGULATIONS REGARDING HARASSMENT; LIABILITY FOR HARASSMENT; RETALIATION; AND SELECT DISABILITY … Continue reading
California Governor Jerry Brown just signed a new bill changing the length of the terms of those appointed to the Fair Employment and Housing Council—temporarily. The bill, AB 2780, affects appointments to the Council made on or after January 1, … Continue reading
Today Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2296 regarding digital signatures. From the Legislative Counsel’s Digest: Existing law, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, provides that a record or signature may not be denied legal effect or enforceability solely because it is … Continue reading
Governor Jerry Brown recently announced his appointment of attorney Holly A. Thomas to be the new deputy director of executive programs at DFEH. Thomas is certainly credentialed having been special counsel to the solicitor general at the New York Attorney … Continue reading
California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing has issued its pregnancy notice for employers to provide to its employees. You can download the notice here.
The Department of Fair Employment and Housing just issued a guide for employers with transgender employees. You can download the guide, here.
Here are some ugly accusations from a lawsuit filed by DFEH against Delta Cultivators, a labor contractor. According to this story, Delta Cultivators had two employees who sexually harassed women and who made comments like this: “Mexicans are 5 cents … Continue reading
California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing has a new chief. Governor Jerry Brown appointed Kevin Kish to be the new DFEH director. Kevin Kish is the Director of the Employment Rights Project at Bet Tzedek, a group that provides … Continue reading