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Category Archives: Sexual Orientation

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Laws Requiring Harassment and Discrimination Investigations

Posted in Sexual Orientation, Why Conduct Investigation?
Harassment and discrimination investigations in California should be conducted by the employer whenever the alleged victim contends that the wrongful conduct was motivated (at least in part) by the alleged victim being a member of any of the following classes: Age (40 and over); Ancestry; Color; Religious Creed; Denial of Family and Medical Care Leave;… Continue Reading

Gender Identity Discrimination Investigations

Posted in Articles, Sexual Orientation
On October 9, 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 887, which prohibits discrimination based on “a person’s gender-related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth.”  The law will take effect on January 1, 2012. Current California laws already protect employees from discrimination based on gender… Continue Reading

Can Sexual Orientation Discrimination Equate to Religious Discrimination?

Posted in Religious Discrimination, Sexual Orientation
Yesterday, a fellow employment law blogger, Jon Hyman of the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog, made an interesting post.  Sexual orientation discrimination by an employer is still legal in Ohio, so some creative plaintiff’s lawyers in Ohio have argued that the employers’ actions constituted religious discrimination because the plaintiff employees’ lifestyles did not comport with their… Continue Reading