Discrimination and Harassment

According to eight current or former employees, Kevin Spacey made the set of Netflix's "House of Cards" into a "toxic" work environment through a pattern of sexual harassment.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has launched an EEOC Public Portal to provide online access to individuals inquiring about discrimination.

California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed AB 1209 (Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego), which would have required large companies in California to disclose data on how they are paying men and women differently.

California employers are now prohibited from asking job applicants about their prior salary and, if applicants ask, employers must give them a pay range for the job they are seeking, under a new state law, AB 168,  that takes effect January 1, 2018.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has confirmed it received $23,225 from Harvey Weinstein in four separate donations.

A Los Angeles jury has awarded $4.8 million to a former South Pasadena police officer who alleged he was fired by the City of South Pasadena because of his disability.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has formally declared that Title VII does not protect transgender workers from employment discrimination, which is contrary to previous guidance issued under the Obama administration.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that it will launch two new trainings for employers: Leading for Respect (for supervisors) and Respect in the Workplace (for all employees).

The Third Circuit Court of Appeal has held in, Castleberry v. STI Group, that a single word or incident may create a hostile work environment.

 

 

 

Assembly Bill (A.B. 168), authored by Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, has passed the assembly and is headed to Governor Brown for consideration.

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