CHA News Article

Workplace Harassment Guide Available for California Employers

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has released a guide for California employers, explaining their obligation to take reasonable steps to prevent and correct workplace harassment. Developed in conjunction with the California Sexual Harassment Task Force, the guide is aimed at helping employers to develop an effective anti-harassment program, understand how to investigate reports of harassment and learn what remedial measures they might pursue. The guide addresses all forms of workplace harassment, including harassment based on sex.

In addition, DFEH issued a revised brochure detailing California’s legal protections against sexual harassment and the steps all California employers must take to prevent and correct harassment, as well as a printable poster with the same information. According to DFEH, either the poster or the brochure fulfill an employer’s responsibility to provide employees an information sheet regarding sexual harassment under California law.

For more information, visit the DFEH website at www.dfeh.ca.gov.

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