"Employment Discrimination"

Just prior to the October 13, 2019 deadline to sign/veto bills from this year’s Legislative Session, Governor Gavin Newson signed several labor and employment law bills into law that will bring about significant changes for California public employers beginning next year.  Below are summaries on three of these new bills that will go into effect

Breaking NewsBy Gage C. Dungy and Joshua Goodman

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) has released amendments to a number of its regulations that will become effective on April 1, 2016.  In general, many of the updates bring the regulations into conformity with recent changes to the law and court decisions interpreting the

age_discriminationFrequently, in a lawsuit, a defendant will use a procedural device known as a motion for summary judgment to dismiss either the entire lawsuit or certain claims from the case.  The motion for summary judgment is an invaluable tool because, where successful, it precludes a lawsuit from reaching a jury.  A recent Ninth Circuit Court

This guest post was authored by Connie C. Almond

DNA.jpgThe Governor recently signed into law AB 887 and SB 559, which prohibit harassment and/or discrimination based on gender identity and expression, and genetic information, respectively. 

Individuals who are transgender identify themselves with a gender that is different from their “assigned” sex.  The term