The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled, in Groff v. DeJoy, that employers have a heightened duty to accommodate their employees’ religious practices.
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On July 16, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 987 into law. This new law makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to retaliate or otherwise discriminate against an employee for requesting an accommodation for a disability or religious belief, regardless of whether or not the request was granted. This new law was intended… Read More
Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a pregnant woman on her claim that her employer discriminated against her on account of her pregnancy. The case, entitled Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., involved a pregnant UPS worker whose doctor recommended that she not life heavy objects while pregnant. When the employee requested… Read More
On February 21, 2013, the California Court of Appeal held in Sanchez v. Swissport, Inc. held that an employer may be required to provide additional leave as a “reasonable accommodation” beyond the 4 month maximum pregnancy disability leave (“PDL”) required by California law. The Facts of the Case Employee Sanchez was diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy that… Read More
On November 30, 2012, the Office of Administrative Law approved the Fair Employment and Housing Commission’s (FEHC’s) new disability regulations. The new regulations state explicitly that the focus under California law is now whether employers “have provided reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities, whether all parties have complied with their obligation to engage… Read More
On November 30, 2012, the Office of Administrative Law approved the Fair Employment and Housing Commission’s (FEHC’s) new pregnancy disability leave (PDL) regulations. The main purpose of these new regulations is to help workers affected by pregnancy stay in their job. These new regulations, which become effective on December 30, 2012 and impact all California… Read More