December 31, 2016

What will the new year bring for the workplace?  Because of the new president and his supporters, more discriminatory and harassing behavior likely will appear in the workplace.  Therefore, both employees and employers should be more attentive.  If employees are expe...

March 9, 2016


California employers must distribute certain information to their employees regarding sexual harassment[1].  Additionally, effective April 1, 2016, employers with five or more employees must have written procedures designed to prevent harassment, discrimination and...

November 15, 2015

Veteran’s Day always reminds me of my grandparents, who fought in World War II, and other family members who are, or have been, in the military.  It also reminds me that California and federal law prohibit harassment and discrimination of employees because of their vet...

October 6, 2015

An employee handbook goes a long way to putting employers and employees on the same page. A handbook can be a compilation of the employer’s policies, conditions of work, as well as its core principles.


A good handbook protects both employers and employees by laying out...

April 7, 2015


The process for bringing a complaint of discrimination as a federal employee involves short deadlines.  For example, the employee or former employee (complainant) must contact an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) counselor within 45 days of a discriminatory incident...

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