From D. Gregory Valenza at Shaw Valenza:
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has implemented a new, online system for beginning the process of filing discrimination charges. Read the press release here. The online system actually is a way to set up an appointment for intake. Previously, employees had to scheduled those appointments over the telephone during the day. When they’re at work. And when the DFEH representative is available to answer the telephone. The new system does not automate the actual charge-filing process. So, employees who were discouraged from making an appointment during the workday will now be able to do so when they’re surfing the internet. That will lead to more appointments scheduled. But the intake process will then continue in the old-fashioned way. So, it’s unclear how many new charges will actually be filed as a result of the new system.
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