Sacramento Attorney Examines California Bills on Workplace Harassment
Quoted in the Daily Journal article titled “Workplace harassment bills revived in new Legislature,” Sacramento Of Counsel Benjamin Ebbink discusses Assembly Bills 170 and 171, two workplace harassment bills that have been reintroduced after being vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018.
According to Ben, employers are concerned about statutory joint employer provisions that impose liability for the actions of an entity they don’t control, which AB 170 would impose. Regarding AB 171, Ben says it could incentivize workers to make bad faith accusations if they suspect they will be fired.
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