Discrimination and Harassment
Every aspect of the employment relationship is affected by the laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment in employment.
Federal and state laws and regulations and local ordinances, which may differ in their scope, must be considered in every phase of employment and in the business’ operations and its policies and procedures. We help our clients comply with these laws and maintain a workplace free of discriminatory conduct and harassment. This involves much more than defending lawsuits – the business’ daily operations and its ongoing relationship with its employees are subject to numerous requirements, from the required posting of mandatory posters to conducting internal investigations of claimed harassment, from sorting out the potential conflicts between sick leave and disability accommodation to wrestling with the differences between the California and Federal family leave acts. Our advice and guidance on matters involving discrimination and harassment is an important component of our Human Resources Counseling role, and we take pride in providing sound advice to clients with whom we maintain lasting relationships.