California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

The latest litigation trends, court decisions, & issues on California Employment Law

Tag Archives: investigating sexual harassment

Five action items to conduct an appropriate harassment investigation

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Harassment and discrimination
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about an employer’s obligations to conduct effective investigations into harassment claims.  I was side tracked since that post, and promised to write about how employers should conduct the investigations.  This Friday’s Five lists five action items employers should utilize when conducting harassment investigations: 1. Selecting the investigator Employers… Continue Reading

Allegations made from Uber employee reminds CA employers about their obligations to conduct effective investigations into harassment claims

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Harassment and discrimination
A former employee at Uber has made news this week in claiming that she was subjected to sexual harassment while working at Uber, and her complaints were not satisfactorily resolved.  I don’t want to get into the judgment of who was possibly right or wrong in this case, but use it as a good opportunity… Continue Reading

Friday’s Five: When employers can be liable for supervisor’s conduct

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Resources
Employers are strictly liable for the actions of its supervisors, managers or agents under the doctrine of respondeat superior.  Here are five key concepts employers must understand about the liability that could be created by managerial employees. 1. Respondeat superior holds employers automatically liable for actions by managers The respondeat superior doctrine provides that “an… Continue Reading

Five reminders about sexual harassment training for supervisors under California law

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks
I’ve been conducting many harassment prevention trainings for clients during the last few weeks.  Employers in California with 50 or more workers must provide at least two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to all supervisors.  The regulations regarding the training is becoming more and more detailed.  Therefore I thought it would be good to… Continue Reading

Five point checklist: sexual harassment and reducing liability in the workplace

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks, Resources
Employers need to review their compliance with California’s sexual harassment training requirements on a periodic basis.  When doing so, it is a good time to update policies and remind employees about the company’s policies on a routine basis – not just when a complaint is made.  This Friday’s Five provides reminders about sexual harassment training… Continue Reading
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