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Workplace Insights with Shaw Law and the California Civil Rights Department – Fair Chance Hiring

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This month, Melissa Whitehead and Rashida Harmon, Senior Counsel for CRD’s Outreach and Education Unit, will discuss California’s Fair Chance Act, a law designed to protect people with conviction histories from discrimination in the hiring process. This presentation will include updates on the new Fair Chance Act regulations, which went into effect in October 2023.

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Webinar Information

Webinar Date

3/28/24

Webinar Time

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Webinar Duration

1 hour

Instructor Information

Melissa WhiteheadMelissa Whitehead primarily practices on providing advice and counsel to employers, conducting impartial workplace investigations, and providing substantive training to employers and HR professionals. She also represents clients before administrative agencies on a wide variety of employment matters, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, FEHA/EEOC claims.

Melissa draws on her years of experience defending employers in litigation to provide sound, practical advice on a wide variety of issues that face employers on a daily basis – on subjects ranging from personnel decisions, navigating leaves of absences and accommodation requests, wage and hour issues – and creating policies and templates that will benefit clients on an ongoing basis. Melissa loves getting to know clients and their businesses, which enables her to provide practical and insightful guidance.

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Rashida HarmonRashida Harmon is Senior Fair Employment and Housing Counsel in the Education and Outreach Unit of the Department of Civil Rights (formerly Department of Fair Employment and Housing). She is an attorney licensed to practice in California. Prior to joining the Department of Civil Rights, she was Bay Area Regional Director of Advocacy at Root & Rebound, a statewide nonprofit that focuses on the rights of people in reentry. There, she gained particular expertise in the California Fair Chance Act, a law designed to protect people with conviction histories from discrimination in hiring. She also has considerable appellate experience, having run a post-conviction solo practice for seven years and served as an Associate Staff Attorney at the First District Appellate Project. Rashida is based out of San Francisco, CA, where she was born and raised.

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