UPDATE: This law was passed by Jerry Brown and goes into effect Jan. 1, 2019.
AB 2770 — a new bill authored by Irwin (D-Thousands Oaks) — would protect both employers and employees from defamation lawsuits after a claim of sexual harassment has been made.
This bill, which made the California Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 “Job Creator” list, would allow employers to conduct their internal investigations without fear of a lawsuit from the alleged harasser. Additionally, AB 2770 would allow the business owner to state to other employers that they would not rehire based on their determination that the former employee engaged in sexual harassment.
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