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Did You Know…New FEHA Regulations Take Effect April 1

Posted in Discrimination, Handbooks, Harassment, Leave Laws

The Fair Employment and Housing Council’s amendments to its Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) Regulations take effect April 1, 2016. The amended regulations cover a wide range of topics.  Listed below are several key changes: Employers with five or more employees, those covered by California’s pregnancy disability leave laws, are required to replace the… Continue Reading

Did You Know…Depression Does Not Automatically Qualify An Employee For FMLA Leave

Posted in Court Decisions, Disability Discrimination, Discrimination, Leave Laws

In recent years, employers have been bombarded by increasing numbers of lawsuits by employees with mental disabilities alleging discrimination and retaliation.  These lawsuits are based on a variety of theories including alleging being denied federal and/or state protected medical leave.  In a small blow to this growing trend, however, the Eleventh Circuit recently vacated a… Continue Reading

Did You Know…New Bill Introduced in the House – Equal Employment Opportunity Restoration Act – Would Overturn Dukes Ruling

Posted in Class Actions, Discrimination, Legislation

On June 20, 2011,  the United States Supreme Court decided the landmark case of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes which significantly impacted enforcing anti-discrimination laws (as well as other laws) by way of class actions. One year later, both Al Franken, D-Minn., and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., introduced the Equal Employment Opportunity Restoration Act.    If… Continue Reading

Did You Know…EEOC Holds That Title VII Protects Transgender Employees

Posted in Discrimination

In a landmark decision on April 23, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a ruling concluding that “intentional discrimination against a transgender individual because that person is transgender is, by definition, discrimination ‘based on…sex’ and such discrimination…violates Title VII.”  The EEOC found that discrimination against a transgender individual because that person is transgender is, by definition,… Continue Reading