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Tag Archives: FEHA

Appellate Law — What Are Amicus Curiae Briefs?

Posted in Appeals

2A couple of years ago we blogged about Amicus Curiae briefs, their role in the appellate law, and how they can benefit California’s employers. Since our original post, we witnessed a number of cases in which Amicus Curiae briefs played

Religion in the Public Sector Workplace

Posted in First Amendment

MP900289067Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism are typically cited as the major religions of the world, although there are many others that have tens of millions of adherents or more.  The United States has no official established religion, and instead …

Court Finds Unlawful Intent Is Missing From Jury Instructions On Retaliation, But Is It Missing From Instructions On Disability Discrimination, As Well?

Posted in Disability, Discrimination, Retaliation

Jury.jpgThe California Court of Appeal recently highlighted a fundamental flaw in the California Civil Jury Instructions (“CACI”) on a cause of action for retaliation in violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”).  The instruction is missing the element …