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Unites States Supreme Court Says Title VII Protects Gay Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court handed gay advocates a pivotal win Monday, ruling that a federal law banning gender bias protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation and identity.  In California, state law expressly prohibits discrimination against any person because of his or her sexual orientation, which means actual or perceived “heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality.” See the California Fair Employment …

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California Supreme Court Clarifies When Prevailing FEHA Defendants Can Recover Costs

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, mental and physical disability, medical condition, age, pregnancy, denial of medical and family care leave, or pregnancy disability leave (Government Code sections 12940,12945, 12945.2) and/or retaliation for protesting illegal …

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Harris v. Santa Monica – California Supreme Court Rules on a FEHA Mixed Motive Instruction

California Supreme Court Rules No Damages for Plaintiff but Allows Fees and Costs on a FEHA Mixed Motive Instruction A bus driver alleged that she was fired by the City of Santa Monica (the City)  because of her pregnancy in violation of the prohibition on sex  discrimination in the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) found under Government Code section 12940.  The City claimed …

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