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The “Quiet Revolution” Discrimination appears to rear its ugly head on almost a daily basis in the American workplace. Whether it’s age, ethnicity, religion, gender—the list goes on—workplace discrimination is not a black-and-white concept and can arise in even the most unexpected circumstances. And though we’ve come so far as the decades go on, we still have quite […]

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When Julie Oberweis and Monica Leas first started talking about gender discrimination in the workplace at tech and venture capital firms, they heard a similar refrain: “it’s a pipeline problem“—there simply aren’t enough women studying technical fields. Some of the more hopeful even suggested that the problem would right itself over time as more women […]

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Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills that amend the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and change the rules for “AB 1825” supervisor anti-harassment training. The new laws take effect January 1, 2015. The first new law, AB 2053, directly amends the anti-harassment training statute (Government Code section 12950.1). This law adds a new subsection that […]

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To be required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to offer an accommodation, an employer must have reason to know: (1) that an employee has a disability (2) that an employee has a problem at work (3) that (1) and (2) are related An employer may know (1) and (2), but the employer isn’t […]

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California law (AB 1825) requires employers to provide two hours of anti-harassment training to supervisors every two years. The training must include (among other things) the legal definitions of harassment and discrimination under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). During the 2013 legislative season, Governor Brown signed a number of bills affecting employment. […]

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California’s AB 1825 requires “supervisors” to receive two hours of training every two years on the prevention of unlawful harassment, discrimination and retaliation. To be in compliance, employers need to provide training to everyone who qualifies as a “supervisor.” And, the AB 1825 definition of “supervisor” is very broad. It includes anyone with authority to […]

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California supervisors must spend two hours training every two years on preventing sexual harassment under AB 1825. Many supervisors balk at reviewing the same materials or watching the same videos. To keep the subject fresh, LawRoom redesigns and produces new, interactive, and engaging online courses for each AB 1825 training year. Our goal is not […]

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Besides avoiding unlawful harassment, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to provide a “reasonable accommodation” when an employee has a workplace problem related to a disability. This includes being flexible with where and under what conditions an employee works. For example, a teacher with Seasonal Affective Disorder may be entitled to a classroom with windows […]

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