Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a law that will make it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees who are victims of domestic violence or those who are experiencing stalking or sexual assault.
Under the law, employers cannot terminate or discriminate against an employee because he or she has been a victim. The employer will also be required to institute reasonable safety accommodations at their place of business. For example, the employer may be required to change the employee’s phone number, move the employee’s desk, or implement a workplace safety plan. The new law takes effect on January 1, 2014.
Employers should review their employment policies to ensure that they are complying with this new law by 2014. Please contact De Castro & Morrow for more information or with any employment law related issue. Let’s be proactive together.
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