We enter 2017 with a new President, a polarized electorate, an incomplete Supreme Court, and an increasingly isolated California. Against this dramatic backdrop, Glen Kraemer will examine the most important recent appellate decisions and legislation in the equal employment opportunity arena, while forecasting discrimination law trends that could dramatically impact our State in the new…

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The National Labor Relations Board promotes itself as a government agency that “safeguards employees’ rights,” but you would not know it from a recent ruling upholding racist statements made by union supporters on a picket line.  Earlier this month, in Cooper Tire & Rubber Company an administrative judge of the NLRB found that racist taunts…

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This week, in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the United States Supreme Court found that, under Title VII, employers must provide pregnant employees with the same accommodations that they provide to employees in similar positions who are “similar in their ability or inability to work.”  In those terms, it’s an unremarkable decision — treat…

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Brendan Eich resigned his post as CEO of Mozilla, a California-based company, in early April after just 14 days on the job.  The reason for his sudden departure and short tenure?  It became public that in 2008, Eich contributed $1,000 in support of the Proposition 8 campaign, the California voter referendum that sought to ban…

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Picture this: you get to work on a Monday morning, grab a cup of coffee and turn on your computer only to find that 1,300 of your employees received an e-mail asking various questions about perceived age discrimination in your workplace as part of an “official inquiry” and a “federal investigation.”  Would that ruin your…

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