Employment Discrimination

New disability regulations (pdf) took effect this year for California employers with five or more employees. They include the following:

  •   Examples, examples, and more examples. These examples are illustrative – not exclusive.

o   Examples of physical disabilities, namely “deafness, blindness, partially or completely missing limbs, mobility impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair

Employers who seek to avoid sexual harassment claims must do more than make sure that their employees behave. Employers can also be liable for how third parties (customers, clients, vendors, contractors, etc.) treat their employees.

In California, it’s the same standard that applies to non-supervisory co-workers. If the employer knew, or reasonably should have known