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Can we urge an employee to change her name?

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in Employment Law,Human Resources

Q. With Valentine’s Day around the corner and love in the air, I think it would be an opportune time to convince our employee to take her husband’s last name.

A. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits employers from forcing married women in the workplace—either applicants or employees—to use their husband’s name.

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Tara February 27, 2017 at 8:23 am

Why? And more importantly, why is this any of your business? How would taking her husband’s name or keeping her maiden name have any impact on you or the company?


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