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Social Media and the 1st Amendment issues in the Workplace (State of CA Employee)

Department of Fair Employment and Housing

Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

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A one hour course on Social Media and the 1st Amendment issues in the Workplace


Nelson Chan

nelson chanNelson Chan is Chief Counsel of the DFEH Legal Division, which prosecutes cases of employment and housing discrimination throughout California. A member of the Legal Division since 2004 and formerly Associate Chief Counsel in Elk Grove, Mr. Chan is one of the most experienced and longest-serving attorneys in the DFEH. He has successfully prosecuted numerous Department cases, including: DFEH v. Capital Hills ARCO (Johnson) (sexual harassment in employment), $300,000 plus $25,000 civil penalties; DFEH v. City and County of San Francisco (Martin) (employment retaliation) $160,000 and affirmative relief; DFEH v. Alameda County Superior Court (Bolton) (physical disability in employment) $125,000 and affirmative relief; and DFEH v. Nosratian (Helvaci/HRC) (familial status discrimination in housing), $30,000 and affirmative relief.

Prior to the DFEH, Mr. Chan was Governor Gray Davis’ appointee as: State Director of the SmallBusiness Development Center Program (SBDC); Deputy Secretary of the Global Economic Development Division (GED) of the California Technology, Trade, and Commerce Agency (TTCA); and Director of its Sacramento Regional Office. He also represented clients in private practice.

Mr. Chan graduated with honors from the University of California at Davis, with a B.A. degree in political science/public service. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.

Annmarie Billotti

AnnmarieAnnmarie Billotti is the Chief of Dispute Resolution for the Department of Fair Employment and Housing in Elk Grove, CA where she established and manages the Department’s Dispute Resolution Division.  Ms. Billotti also is responsible for the DFEH’s legislation, regulation and public affairs units, and manages the Department’s EEO program.  Ms. Billotti also formerly served as the DFEH Chief of Mediation, Volunteer Mediation Program Coordinator and also acted as the Department’s Chief Counsel in 2007 and 2008.

Before assuming her responsibilities at DFEH headquarters in 2007, Ms. Billotti held the position of Senior Staff Counsel in Oakland, obtaining significant remedies for complainants in employment and housing discrimination cases litigated in state court and before the Fair Employment and Housing Commission (FEHC).  Of note is Ms. Billotti’s litigation of the matter of Dept. of Fair Employ. & Hous. v. SASCOElectric (Scherl) (June 22, 2007) FEHC Precedential Dec. No. 07-02-P [2005 WL 5672426 (Cal.F.E.H.C.)], a pregnancy discrimination case in which the FEHC awarded nearly $125,000 plus front pay and job reinstatement to the complainant and a $25,000 administrative fine to the State General Fund. The FEHC’s decision was upheld in SASCO Electric v. Cal. Fair Employ. & Hous. Com. (Scherl) (2009) 176 Cal.App.4th 532.

Prior to joining the DFEH in 2002, Ms. Billotti spent three years with a private firm litigating employment and civil rights cases and two years with the Santa Clara County Bar Association Law Foundation’s Mental Health Advocacy Project.


Ms. Billotti holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor with highest honors from Golden Gate University School of Law.  She has served on the Executive Committee of the State Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section and was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the California Labor and Employment Law Review, where she remains on the Editorial Board.   Ms. Billotti also was a member of the steering committee of the State Bar’s Fair Housing and Public Accommodations Subsection.

Participants Will Receive

Certificate of Participation

One hour MCLE credit

One hour HRCI credit

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Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

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Department of Fair Employment and Housing

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH or Department), California’s civil rights agency. The Department takes in, investigates, conciliates, mediates and prosecutes violations under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Disabled Persons Act, Unruh Civil Rights Act and Ralph Civil Rights Act. The DFEH has five California offices in Elk Grove (Headquarters), Bakersfield, Fremont, Fresno and Los Angeles.

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