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Anti-Harassment Agency Randomly Surveys California Employers

On April 10, 2018, California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (The Task Force) announced that it will telephonically interview randomly-selected California employers on their anti-harassment policies including employer-sponsored training and other anti-harassment complaint procedures.

Formed in May 2016 to study the problem and prevention of workplace sexual harassment, The Task Force hopes to better understand how employers manage the issues. DFEH Director Kevin Kish expects “the results of the survey to provide important insights for policy makers and the public alike.”

The Task Force has issued a workplace harassment guide on how to develop effective anti-harassment workplace practices.

California law requires all employers with one or more employees to take “all reasonable steps necessary to prevent discrimination and harassment from occurring,” which can include:

For more information, please contact one of our attorneys Tim Bowles, Cindy Bamforth or Helena Kobrin.

Cindy Bamforth

May 3, 2018