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California Supreme Court Adopts “Contributing Factor” Standard for Whistleblower Claims

California Supreme Court Adopts “Contributing Factor” Standard for Whistleblower Claims The California Supreme Court held in Lawson v. PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc., (2022) 12 Cal.5th 703, the Court eliminated the McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting test.  This test was previously applied to whistleblower and retaliation claims under California Labor Code section 1102.5. California Labor Code section 1102.5 provides whistleblower protections to employees …

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California Reasonable Accommodation Bill Gets Signed Into Law (AB 987)

Governor Brown has just signed AB 987, Employment discrimination: unlawful employment practices (2015-2016), authored by Assemblymember Levine, which amends the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) under the religious accommodation and disability accommodation provisions (California Government Code § 12940(l) and (m), respectively) to clarify that an employer cannot retaliate or otherwise discriminate against a person for requesting a reasonable accommodation. …

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