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California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) launched a free online sexual-harassment-prevention program that meets the training requirements for nonsupervisory employees in the state.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/california/~3/hvlPqxO00u0/california-sexual-harassment-prevention-training-program.aspx

A black employee who alleged that his supervisor referred to him using a racial epithet and tried to get him fired by falsely reporting that he had failed to report to work could take his claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress to trial.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/california/~3/K3PFRoIrqIQ/calif-false-reports-and-racial-slurs-support-emotional-distress-claim.aspx

A jury awarded a professor more than $13 million in damages in a gender-discrimination lawsuit—but a California appeals court reversed the verdict, finding that the trial court committed a series of “grave errors.”
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/california/~3/Slx1cJP-jGM/calif-court-blocks-gender-discrimination-verdict-against-ucla.aspx

Facebook has reached a $52 million deal to settle a class action claiming that the social media giant failed to shield content moderators from psychological trauma.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/california/~3/PBzZgfeuap0/facebook-agrees-to-52-million-settlement-over-work-trauma-claims.aspx

A California appeals court ruled that under an employer’s unlimited paid-time-off (PTO) policy, an employee actually accrued vacation days as she worked and was entitled to be paid for unused days when her employment ended.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/california/~3/IBjzadakxXw/california-court-provides-roadmap-for-unlimited-pto-policies.aspx

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced a plan to allow the limited reopening of some businesses beyond those in the category of essential critical infrastructure.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/california/~3/b40pVR4FTlU/california-resilience-roadmap-and-guidance-to-employers-for-stage-two-reopening.aspx

A jury found that a hospital and medical group created a hostile work environment for three female nurses, but the nurses had not named the medical group in the administrative complaint, so their claims against the group should not have been allowed to go to trial.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/california/~3/mZWYzlDaLKE/nurse-bias-lawsuit-against-medical-group-should-have-been-dismissed.aspx

As part of a four-phase plan to gradually restart the California economy, Gov. Gavin Newsom is allowing some employers to reopen their workplaces—as long as they meet strict guidelines.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/california/~3/yg-HIAH0IhE/businesses-develop-safety-protocols-as-california-economy-slowly-reopens-.aspx

California Gov. Gavin Newsom just enacted sweeping changes to the state’s workers’ compensation standards, providing that a broad swath of California workers who contract COVID-19 are presumed to have a workplace injury covered by the workers’ compensation system.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/california/~3/gLd6EoWUJNo/most-california-employees-with-covid-19-presumed-covered-by-workers-comp.aspx

A manufacturing company that terminated its only black employee because of racial animosity between him and several white workers is on the hook for a $8.5 million jury award in the employee’s race discrimination lawsuit, according to a California appeals court.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/california/~3/__IvrBDepHo/calif-black-employee-fired-to-resolve-racial-conflict-can-keep-jury-award.aspx