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Sexual Harassment
FAQ: Sexual Harassment

Frequently Asked Questions on the Topic of Sexual Harassment Is sexual harassment illegal for any size company? Yes. While the federal anti-harassment statute applies to employers with 15 or more employees, California law prohibiting harassment applies to employers with just one or more employees. Which employers are covered by California’s A.B. 1825 sexual harassment training…

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Wage and Hour
FAQ: Wage and Hour

Vacation Policies In California, can an employer limit how much vacation employees can carry over from year to year? Although use it or lose it policies are illegal in California, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) does permit employers to place a cap on the amount of vacation employees may accrue. According to…

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FAQ: Discrimination

Disability Discrimination If a person has a disability, but there is no impact on the job and no request for accommodation, what, if anything, should employers be concerned about? If a disability has no impact on an employee’s ability to perform the job, then an employer has no obligation under the Americans with Disabilities Act…

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FAQ: Retaliation

Frequently Asked Questions on the Topic of Retaliation What are the key provisions to include in an anti-retaliation policy? Having a clear anti-retaliation policy can help deter improper conduct that could subject your organization to liability and it can encourage employees to come forward with complaints so you can address problems before they expand into…

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State Sexual Harassment Training
State-By-State Sexual Harassment Training Requirements

The information below summarizes the requirements of sexual harassment training for those states where such training is mandatory or encouraged by state law. If a state is not listed, then that state does not have a law requiring state sexual harassment training. Nevertheless, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission strongly encourages all employers to provide…

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Sexual Harassment Prevention Checklist
Male Sexual Harassment Claims on the Rise: A 10-Point Checklist for Prevention Training

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that the Cheesecake Factory will pay $345,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that six male employees were sexually harassed by male kitchen workers at one of the chain’s restaurants in Phoenix. Managers allegedly witnessed the harassment – which included groping, sexual comments, and forced simulations of…

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