Some of NASA’s Harassment Policies and Procedures

Employers in California need to have policies to help prevent discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment, and other types of harassment. These policies should explain what the mangers, employees, and anyone who works in the company should and shouldn’t do. The policies should clearly explain the right...

California Company Agrees to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Claim and Retaliation Claim for $690,000

The EEOC recently announced that Sierra Creative Systems, Inc. doing business as Addressers agreed to settle an EEOC lawsuit. Addressers is a California company that does printing, mailing, and fulfillment. The EEOC charges included the following: The sexual harassment part of the lawsuit claimed that at Sierra...

The Use and Limits of Confidential Claims When Claims for Harassment Are Made

In 2018, California passed several laws that govern the use of confidential settlement agreements involving workplace harassment. One of these include the following: SB 820 Prior to the effective date of this law, prior California law prohibited provisions in California settlement agreements that prevented the di...

Who Qualifies as a Supervisor in Harassment Lawsuits Based on Vicarious Liability?

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, employers are generally subject to vicarious liability for any unlawful harassment committed by a supervisor “with immediate (or successively higher) authority over the employee.” The federal discrimination laws don’t specifically define the word “sup...

P3 California Employment Laws Schedule to Take Effect in 2020 – Discrimination, Retaliation, and Harassment Laws

The following two laws affect how workers are judged and treated in the workplace. The aim of SB 188 is to recognize how race has been unfairly used to discriminate in employment based on historical traits such as hair texture and style. The law amends how race is defined (and thus amends the California Fair Employm...

Frequently Asked Questions about Sexual Harassment. What Type of Training is Required?

FAQ About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace This is a follow-up to our first article on when employers must train their workers about sexual harassment in California. This article explains what training is required by the California California Department of Fair Housing and Employment. What training do employe...

Former Employee Wins $11.1 million judgment against Hologram Production Executive

Former Employee Wins $11.1 million judgment against Hologram Production Executive The Los Angeles Times reported on April 27, 2019, that a 42-year old woman was awarded $3.1 million in compensatory and non-economic damages and $8 million in punitive damages – for her sexual harassment lawsuit. Ms. Chastity Jones b...

The #MeToo Movement and Civil Lawsuits

2018 saw the rise of a new movement – the #MeToo movement. Women began to disclose experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace. A chorus of victims stepped forward. The #MeToo movement started in October 2017 on social media. As a result of the movement, criminal cases have been brought against some o...