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File #: 19-150    Version: 1
Type: Other Proposal Status: Passed
File created: 5/31/2019 In control: Judicial Council
On agenda: 7/19/2019 Final action: 7/19/2019
Title: Judicial Branch Administration | Prevention of Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, and Inappropriate Workplace Conduct Based on a Protected Classification (Action Required)
Attachments: 1. 20190719-19-150
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Judicial Branch Administration | Prevention of Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, and Inappropriate Workplace Conduct Based on a Protected Classification (Action Required)

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Summary
Summary
The Work Group for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment recommends several actions to the Judicial Council to improve how judicial branch entities prevent and address harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and inappropriate workplace conduct based on a protected classification. These recommendations include that the Judicial Council direct that the Rules and Projects Committee oversee the rulemaking process for the development of a California Rule of Court setting forth minimum requirements for court policies and procedures; direct that the Center for Judicial Education and Research Advisory Committee revise its 2020-2022 Education Implementation Plan to increase education offerings and modify existing education, and engage in the rulemaking process regarding education for judicial officers on the prevention of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and inappropriate workplace conduct based on a protected classification; recommend that courts take several actions designed to improve existing court protocols; and direct that Judicial Council staff support courts in these efforts.
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Recommendation
To effectuate the charge of Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (Chief Justice), and recognizing the organizational structure of the judicial branch, the Work Group for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment (Work Group) recommends that the Judicial Council:

1. Direct the Rules and Projects Committee to oversee the rulemaking process to propose a California Rule of Court clarifying the responsibility of courts to adopt updated policies that: (a) prohibit harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and inappropriate workplace conduct based on a protected classification; (b) contain definitions and examples of prohibite...

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