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Employers Be Warned: California FEHA Amendments Take Effect April 1, 2016

On April 1, 2016, amended anti-discrimination regulations under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) will take effect in California. The new regulations broaden the scope of FEHA, including the definition of covered employers and the legal requirements for those employers. They also expand the categories of employees protected by FEHA.

In order to ensure proper compliance with these amended regulations, employers should commit time and resources to bolstering written anti-discrimination policies and training employees regarding the amendments so that potential complaints are handled in a compliant fashion. (Read More)

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EmCare Challenges Sex Harassment Jury Verdict

EmCare Inc., a Dallas-based company that specializes in providing physician medical services, asked a federal court in Texas last week to reverse a $500,000 jury verdict awarded to three former employees who were terminated after reporting instances of sexual harassment in the workplace. In August 2011, Gloria Stokes, Bonnie Shaw and Luke Trahan filed a claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) accusing EmCare of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In its post-trial motion, EmCare alleged that the jury lacked an evidentiary basis for its findings. (Read more)