Employment Discrimination And EEO Practice Manual For California Employers

Employment Discrimination And EEO Practice Manual For California Employers

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Author: Richard J. Simmons
Publisher: Castle Publications
Edition: Twelfth
ISBN: 9781940747330
Pages: Over 860

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At last — a clear and understandable manual that contains all the important information California employers need to make and implement important decisions and to defend discrimination, discipline, and termination complaints. The Employment Discrimination And EEO Practice Manual For California Employers by Attorney Richard J. Simmons of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has been used by government enforcement officials as a reference and training manual. It is a complete, non-technical guide to State and Federal employment discrimination laws. As a one-stop desk reference showing requirements of laws applicable to California employers it shows how to comply with applicable laws and the costs of noncompliance.

This Manual is an essential tool for every HR representative, payroll executive, labor relations consultant, employment attorney, and EEO coordinator. Among the numerous topics addressed are the following:

  • Sexual & Unlawful Harassment Rules
  • Ban The Box Rules
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Salary History Inquiries
  • Workers’ Comp Leaves
  • Defenses
  • Legislative Changes
  • Equal Pay Laws
  • Training Mandates
  • Medical Information Confidentiality
  • English-Only And Fluency Rules
  • Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Gender Expression
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Age Discrimination
  • California Laws And FEHA
  • DFEH And FEHC Regulations
  • New National Origin Protections
  • Defamation Issues
  • Confidentiality Restrictions
  • Employment Of Aliens
  • Dress And Grooming Rules
  • Sample Policy Against Harassment
  • Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
  • Liabilities And Remedies
  • Disability Discrimination And The ADA
  • Reasonable Accomodation Rules
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Pre-Employment Practices
  • Defenses
  • Statutes Of Limitation
  • Remedies
  • Mixed-Motive Cases

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Table Of Contents

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1          INTRODUCTION

1.1                GENERAL SCOPE

1.2                FEHC REGULATIONS

1.3                ROLE OF FEDERAL AUTHORITIES UNDER STATE LAW

1.4                EEOC REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES

1.5                ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE MANUAL

CHAPTER 2          COVERAGE OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY LAWS

2.1                GENERALLY

2.2                FAIR EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING ACT

2.3                SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION LAW

2.4                CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION

2.5                CALIFORNIA EQUAL PAY LAW

2.6                UNRUH AND RALPH CIVIL RIGHTS ACTS

2.7                STATUTORY PROHIBITION AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

2.8                NEW PARENT LEAVE ACT

2.9                FAMILY SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP ACTN

2.10              TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964

2.11               FEDERAL EQUAL PAY ACT OF 1963

2.12               AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ACT OF 1967

2.13               AGE DISCRIMINATION EMPLOYMENT ACT OF 1975 AND EXECUTIVE ORDER 11141

2.14               REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973

2.15               AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990

2.16               UNIFORMED SERVICES EMPLOYMENT AND REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS ACT

2.17               EXECUTIVE ORDER 11246

2.18               GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 11135

2.19               NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT

2.20               CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1866 (“Section 1981”)

2.21               IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986

2.22               FRANCHISES

2.23               PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS

2.24               OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS

2.25               EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP AND SUCCESSORS

2.26               EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES AND TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT FIRMS

2.27               DISCRIMINATION COVERAGE CHART

CHAPTER 3          PRE-EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

3.1                GENERALLY

3.2                ADVERTISEMENTS AND RECRUITING PRACTICES

3.3                PRE-EMPLOYMENT INQUIRIES

3.4                CALIFORNIA’S RULES RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY INQUIRIES

3.5                POST-EMPLOYMENT AND DEFENSIBLE INQUIRIES

3.6                PROBATIONARY AND INTRODUCTORY PERIODS

3.7                EMPLOYEE SELECTION, TESTING, PLACEMENT, AND TRAINING

3.8                TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND PRIVILEGES OF EMPLOYMENT

3.9                PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICALS AND MEDICAL HISTORIES

3.10               ADA STANDARDS ON PRE-EMPLOYMENT QUESTIONS

3.11               GENETIC TESTING

3.12               COLLECTING BACKGROUND INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEES

3.13               CALIFORNIA NEW HIRE REPORTING OBLIGATIONS

CHAPTER 4           SEX DISCRIMINATION

4.1                GENERALLY

4.2                PROTECTIONS OF TITLE VII AND THE FEHA

4.3                BFOQ EXCEPTION

4.4                SEXUAL HARASSMENT

4.5                EQUAL PAY LAWS

4.6                COMPARABLE WORTH

4.7                SEXUAL PREFERENCE AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION

4.8                GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 11135

4.9                CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION

4.10               OTHER LAWS

CHAPTER 5          PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION

5.1                GENERALLY

5.2                TITLE VII RESTRICTIONS

5.3                FEHA RESTRICTIONS

5.4                RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION AND FAMILY LEAVE RULES

5.5                EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

5.6                ACCOMMODATION OF EMPLOYEES TO EXPRESS MILK

5.7                STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE

5.8                NOTICES MANDATED BY STATE LAW

CHAPTER 6          SEXUAL HARASSMENT

6.1                INTRODUCTION

6.2                DISCIPLINE OF INDIVIDUALS WHO COMMIT SEXUAL HARASSMENT

6.3                THE LEGAL STANDARDS

6.4                MEASURES TO PREVENT HARASSMENT

6.5                SEXUAL HARASSMENT INFORMATION SHEETS

6.6                CALIFORNIA’S SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING OBLIGATIONS

6.7                DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES

6.8                ISSUES CONCERNING CONFIDENTIALITY

6.9                CONSTRUCTIVE DISCHARGE AND RETALIATION CLAIMS

6.10               STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ISSUES

6.11               VOLUNTEERS AND PERSONS PROVIDING SERVICES TO EMPLOYERS

6.12               DEFINITION OF SUPERVISOR

6.13               DEFINITION OF HARASSMENT BASED ON SEX

6.14               SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN BUSINESS, SERVICE, AND PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

6.15               CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENTS

CHAPTER 7          MARITAL STATUS DISCRIMINATION

7.1                GENERALLY

7.2                MARITAL STATUS POLICIES THAT AFFECT WOMEN

7.3                TYPES OF DISCRIMINATION

7.4                APPLICATION OF ANTINEPOTISM RULES TO SPOUSES

7.5                FRINGE BENEFITS

7.6                DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS

7.7                SIGNIFICANCE OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND COMPULSORY USE OF HUSBAND’S NAME

CHAPTER 8          DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR, ANCESTRY, AND NATIONAL ORIGIN

8.1                GENERALLY

8.2                PRE-EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES

8.3                THEORIES OF DISCRIMINATION

8.4                EMPLOYEE SELECTION AND TESTING PROCEDURES

8.5                HARASSMENT

8.6                NATIONAL ORIGIN DISCRIMINATION

8.7                SUSPECT REQUIREMENTS BASED ON NATIONAL ORIGIN

8.8                ENGLISH-ONLY AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS RULES

8.9                RETALIATION

8.10              GARNISHMENT OF WAGES

8.11              DRESS AND GROOMING RULES

8.12              STATE EQUAL PAY RULES

8.13              NEPOTISM POLICIES

8.14              ADDITIONAL PROBLEM AREAS

8.15              EXECUTIVE ORDER 11246 AND SECTION 1981

8.16              DEFENSES

CHAPTER 9          AGE DISCRIMINATION

9.1                GENERALLY

9.2                FEHA RESTRICTIONS

9.3                ADEA RESTRICTIONS

9.4                TERMINATION AND DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

9.5                MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

9.6                MANDATORY RETIREMENT

9.7                TERMINATIONS AND LAYOFFS BASED ON FACTORS OTHER THAN AGE

9.8               EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

9.9                EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS FOR OLDER WORKERS

9.10               RETIREMENT BENEFITS

9.11               DISCRIMINATION BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS PROTECTED BY THE ACT

9.12               WAIVERS OF RIGHTS AND CLAIMS

9.13               DEFENSES AND PERMISSIBLE CONDUCT

9.14               ENFORCEMENT AND REMEDIES

9.15               POSTING OF ADEA NOTICE

9.16               EMPLOYERS RECEIVING STATE OR FEDERAL FUNDS

9.17               RECORD-KEEPING REQUIREMENTS

9.18               PROCEDURAL RULES AND CHARGES

9.19               JURY TRIALS

9.20               PREEMPTION OF STATE LAWS

CHAPTER 10        DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION

10.1              GENERALLY

10.2              THE FEHA PROVISIONS

10.3              THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973

10.4              THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990

10.5              JUDICIAL ESTOPPEL DOCTRINE

10.6              EMPLOYMENT OF VETERANS

10.7              GOVERNMENT CODE

10.8              DISCRIMINATION BASED ON BLINDNESS

10.9              WORK-RELATED INJURIES

10.10             ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHABILITATION LEAVES

10.11             CONFIDENTIALITY OF MEDICAL INFORMATION

10.12             ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (“AIDS”)

10.13             GENETIC INFORMATION NONDISCRIMINATION ACT

10.14             STATE PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION BASED ON GENETIC INFORMATION AND CHARACTERISTICS

10.15             PROPOSITION 64 — THE ADULT USE OF MARIJUANA ACT

CHAPTER 11        RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION

11.1              GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

11.2              DEFINITION OF RELIGION

11.3              REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

11.4              AVAILABILITY FOR WEEKEND AND EVENING WORK

11.5              OBSERVANCE OF SABBATH OR OTHER HOLY DAY

11.6              DRESS AND GROOMING

11.7              PARTICIPATION IN ABORTIONS

11.8              RELIGIOUS ASSOCIATIONS AND CORPORATIONS

11.9              GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 11135

11.10             CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION

11.11             EXECUTIVE ORDER 11246

CHAPTER 12        COMPLAINT, INVESTIGATION, AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES

12.1              GENERALLY

12.2              FEHA COMPLAINTS

12.3              FEHA TIME CHART

12.4              TITLE VII CHARGES

12.5              TOLLING PRINCIPLES

12.6              DEFENSE AND SETTLEMENT OF CHARGES

CHAPTER 13        DEFENSES, BURDENS, AND REMEDIES

13.1              BURDENS OF PROOF AND PRODUCTION OF EVIDENCES

13.2              THEORIES OF DISCRIMINATION

13.3              DEFENSES

13.4              REMEDIES

13.5              AFTER-ACQUIRED EVIDENCE DOCTRINE

13.6              JURY TRIALS

13.7              CONSTRUCTIVE DISCHARGE STANDARDS

CHAPTER 14        RECORDS AND POSTING

14.1              OVERVIEW

14.2              TITLE VII REQUIREMENTS

14.3              FEHA REQUIREMENTS

14.4              ADEA REQUIREMENTS

14.5              FEDERAL EQUAL PAY ACT

14.6              CALIFORNIA EQUAL PAY LAW

14.7              IRCA REQUIREMENTS

14.8              OTHER REQUIREMENTS

14.9              RECORD RETENTION CHART

14.10             REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

14.11             POSTING REQUIREMENTS

14.12             SPECIAL PERSONNEL RECORDS FOR HOSPITALS

CHAPTER 15        DISCIPLINE AND TERMINATION OF EMPLOYEES

15.1              DISCIPLINE: PURPOSES AND LIMITATIONS

15.2              FORMS OF DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS

15.3              DOCUMENTATION OF DISCIPLINE AND PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE

15.4              UNION EMPLOYEES

15.5              NON-UNION EMPLOYEES

15.6              GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

15.7              ADDITIONAL STATUTORY RESTRICTIONS

15.8              DEFENSIVE PRACTICES

CHAPTER 16        MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS

16.1              INSPECTION OF PERSONNEL FILES AND PAYROLL RECORDS

16.2              POLYGRAPH EXAMINATIONS

16.3              VOICE STRESS ANALYZERS AND WIRETAPS

16.4              RECORDING OF CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS

16.5              POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS

16.6              DISCIPLINE RESULTING FROM AN INVESTIGATION

16.7              JURY DUTY AND WITNESSES

16.8              MISREPRESENTATIONS PREVENTING EMPLOYMENT

16.9              RETALIATION

16.10             WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS

16.11             WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

16.12             MISREPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS

16.13             DISCRIMINATION IN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

16.14             DISCLOSURE OF WAGES AND WORKING CONDITIONS

16.15             EMPLOYMENT OF ALIENS

16.16             UNFAIR IMMIGRATION-RELATED PRACTICES

16.17             VOTING TIME

16.18             EMERGENCY FIREFIGHTER, RESERVE POLICE OFFICER, AND RESCUE DUTY

16.19            SCHOOL APPEARANCE BY PARENTS

16.20             FAMILY SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP ACT

16.21             VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, OR STALKING

16.22             SOCIAL MEDIA

16.23             INDEMNIFICATION

16.24             ADVISORY OPINIONS

APPENDIX A        PRE-EMPLOYMENT INQUIRY GUIDELINES

APPENDIX B        APPLICANT IDENTIFICATION RECORDS

APPENDIX C        POLICY AGAINST HARASSMENT

APPENDIX D        POLICY AGAINST HARASSMENT

APPENDIX E        SAMPLE FEHC NOTICE WHERE EMPLOYER HAS BEEN FOUND LIABLE FOR DISCRIMINATION

APPENDIX F        FEHA POSTER AND DFEH-185 INFORMATION SHEET ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT

APPENDIX G        MEDICAL EVALUATION REPORT

APPENDIX H        DFEH PREGNANCY EMPLOYEE RIGHTS NOTICE

APPENDIX I        DFEH FAMILY CARE AND MEDICAL LEAVE AND PREGNANCY DISABILITY LEAVE NOTICE

APPENDIX J        DFEH TRANSGENDER RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE NOTICE

APPENDIX K        CASE TABLE

SUBJECT INDEX

About The Author

Richard J. Simmons is a Partner in the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in Los Angeles. He represents employers in various employment law matters involving litigation throughout the country and general advice regarding state and federal wage and hour laws, employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, employee discipline and termination, employee benefits, affirmative action, union representation proceedings, and arbitrations. Mr. Simmons received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts, where he was a Commonwealth Scholar and graduated in the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He received his J.D. from Berkeley Law at the University of California at Berkeley where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Industrial Relations Law Journal, now the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law.

 

Mr. Simmons argued the only case before the California Supreme Court that produced a victory for employers and business in 2018. He was recently recognized as the Labor and Employment Attorney of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal and was inducted into the Employment Lawyers Hall of Fame. He has lectured nationally on wage and hour, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and other employment and labor relations matters. He is a member of the National Advisory Board to the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, published by Berkeley Law at the University of California at Berkeley. He was also appointed by the California Industrial Welfare Commission as a member of three Minimum Wage Boards for the State of California.