The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) bars discrimination and harassment in employment if it is “because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation or veteran or military status.” The list of protected categories is long and growing as our state’s professional legislature adds to it by the year.
Make sure you are protected from legal action by having effective written policies in place that are vetted by an employment lawyer. Make sure your Human Resources personnel understand their duties to engage in the interactive process with employees who may be disabled or request an accommodation based on the recommendation of the medical professional. Make sure your paperwork and practices are in order.
In case the inevitable does happen, and you are sued by an employee for violations of FEHA, retain The Jett Law Firm for the best possible defense to these claims. We will work to get you out of the lawsuit as expeditiously and economically as possible. If you want to fight a meritless or even frivolous lawsuit, we can work the case up and file a motion for summary judgment or take it to trial. If you prefer to take a less contentious route, we will work with your desires to ensure that justice is served.
Contact us today to discuss your labor and employment legal strategies.
The Jett Law Firm, APC can help you with all aspects of anti discrimination and harassment laws within the state of California
California Fair Employment and Housing Act or “FEHA”
Employment discrimination based on sex, gender, age, race, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition (cancer), national origin or veteran status
Sexual harassment or workplace harassment based on race, sexual orientation, national origin, disability