DFEH ISSUES WORKPLACE HARASSMENT GUIDE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS
Click here for a copy of the nine page guide.
The DFEH also issued a revised brochure (DFEH 185) which describes the facts about sexual harassment; discusses the types of harassment prohibited by California law; provides examples of behaviors that may constitute sexual harassment; and specifies the procedures and policies California employers must develop and follow to prevent and correct sexual harassment. It also discusses remedies available in sexual harassment cases, including in cases of retaliation for complaining about harassment or rejecting advances.
DFEH has also provided the same information in a poster form (DFEH 185P).
An employer can use either the poster or the brochure to fulfill their obligations to provide employees with information regarding sexual harassment under Section 12950(b) of the California Government Code.
“Preventing and correcting sexual harassment in the workplace is not only legally required, but it is one of the best ways that an employer can ensure a healthy and productive workplace for all employees,” said DFEH Director Kevin Kish. “DFEH is pleased to provide these resources to help employers develop and implement effective polices.”