The California Labor Commissioner has published a written notice related to the rights of employees who are the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Employers must provide this written notice to all new employees upon hire and existing employees upon request.
California Labor Code section 230 prohibits employers from discriminating or retaliating against employees who are the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking for taking time off work for specified purposes related to addressing the domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. Employers also must provide reasonable accommodations for employees who are the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking to protect their safety while at work.
On September 14, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 2337, which requires employers to provide employees written notice of their rights as victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking under Labor Code section 230. The law went into effect when the Labor Commissioner published its new notice.
The notice is available on the Labor Commissioner’s website in English and Spanish.
For more information on California’s law related to written notices for employees, contact Christin Lawler at email@example.com