EEO and Harassment Update, Los Angeles
333 South Figueroa
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Employers should be aware that both the EEOC and DFEH will increase their enforcement activities and pursue more litigation against employers that are accused of unlawful discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation. Additionally, there has been an upsurge in civil litigation by current and former employees as more people challenge employment, layoff and termination decisions.
The Arizona immigration debate has led to a rise in race and national origin claims and litigation and in claims by Muslim employees for religious discrimination and failure to accommodate religious beliefs in the workplace. Further, nearly 25 percent of the claims handled by the EEOC involve allegations of unlawful retaliation.
Your best defense to such claims is a proactive approach that includes policy reviews, employee education and training and the implementation of procedures for internal complaint review and investigations.
This month's seminar will address:
New discrimination and harassment cases, statutes and regulations.
The dangers of stereotyping, co-worker gossip and stray remarks.
"Textual harassment" and the impact of technology.
Best practices for avoiding retaliation claims.
How to conduct a proactive and effective internal investigation.
Registration Fee: $55.00
please contact Ingez Rameau-Compean at (310) 557-9528 or [email protected].
Note to Attorneys: Epstein Becker Green is an approved provider of California Continuing Legal Education ("MCLE") credit. This seminar is approved for 2.0 hours of Professional Practice credit by the State Bar of California. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this Briefing, the registrant must be present for the entire session. Epstein Becker Green is committed to the legal education of any attorney who may wish to attend Epstein Becker Green's briefings.