STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR FEHA CLAIMS ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) requires an employee to file an administrative complaint of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation within one year of the alleged unlawful employment practice. This statute of limitations provides employees...

WILL CONGRESS BAN SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION?

The passage of Proposition 8, overturning the California Supreme Court’s decision authorizing marriage between same-sex couples, has brought visibility and controversy to California. The debate over the measure has dominated political and private discussions...

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION AND QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

Background The federal Americans with Disabilities Act protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination. The Fair Employment and Housing Act is the California anti-discrimination law that provides similar protections. Both the ADA and FEHA require employers...

GOLDEN STATE OF MIND

Employers based in other states may send their workers to California on sales or service calls, for long-term consulting assignments or for brief meetings. Employers regularly employing workers in California learn – sometimes the hard way – about the many...

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING INTERNAL EEO COMPLAINT PROCEDURES

Lawsuits claiming harassment, discrimination or retaliation are expensive to defend. In an effort to resolve equal employment opportunity (EEO) issues before they become legal liabilities, most employers have developed and implemented procedures for dealing with...
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