Alleged Casting Couch: Sex in Return for a Promotion

An employee who claims she was discriminatorily deprived of a promotion must file the claim within a limited period after the discriminatory conduct occurred. Some courts say the claim arises when the employer decides not to provide the promotion. Other courts say it’s when the employer actually fills the job. Which is correct? Neither, said […]

Disabilities: California Court Goes ‘Where No One Has Gone Before’

By Cathleen S. Yonahara, Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP A California Court of Appeal has found that an employer may be liable under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) for failing to accommodate a nondisabled employee’s request to modify his work schedule to care for a disabled family member. The court’s interpretation of […]

Amendments to FEHA—What Employers Need to Know

By Joan Farrell, JD, Senior Legal Editor New amendments have recently been approved to California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations, and employers must take notice and act accordingly. BLR® Senior Legal Editor Joan Farrell, JD, has the necessary information to bring you up to speed.

Keep Your Job Descriptions FEHA-Compliant!

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) expands upon federal prohibitions against discrimination. As it applies to employers with five or more workers, your organization most likely needs to comply—and your job descriptions need to be crafted carefully to stay on the right side of the law. Here’s some help from attorney Marc L. Jacuzzi.