The California Office of Administrative Law just approved new regulations which expand existing protections under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).
Specifically the regulations address protections related to gender identity, and are effective July 1, 2017:
Employers cannot set dress policies, codes, standards, or other restrictions on physical appearance, grooming or dress that are inconsistent with an applicant’s or employee’s gender identity or expression, unless they can establish a business necessity for such standard.
What should you do? As there is very little time to the effective date, take a moment now to:
And finally, remember you don’t have to do this alone – give us a call, we are happy to help.
The preceding is provided for general informational purposes only, and not intended to constitute legal advice.