The war in Israel has impacted the workplace at a staggering rate, as we wrote earlier this week, as well as outside the workplace and around the world. The spike in reports of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, anti-Arab and anti-Muslim threats and acts of hate violence in California and across the country continue to rise.
The California Civil Rights Department (“CRD“), formerly known as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, has issued a statement to remind all Californians– including employers and employees– of their anti-hate resources available to all statewide.
Information regarding the CRD’s anti-hate resources can be accessed via cavshate.org. Additionally, there is a non-emergency, multilingual hate crime and incident reporting hotline. Reports can be made anonymously by calling (833) 866-4283, or 833-8-NO-HATE, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT or online at any time. Hate acts can be reported in 15 different languages through the online portal and in over 200 languages when calling the hotline.
This is a great resource for employers and employees alike. Remember, as an employer it is your legal responsiblity to ensure that you foster a safe and respectful workplace. Remind your employees of your anti-harassment policies and these CRD resources. Employers may choose to post a CRD Anti-Hate Resources Poster, along with your other workplace posters to provide further resources to your employees.
For more information regarding handling compliants of harassment in the worplace, contact the Employer Lawyers at Chauvel & Glatt.
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