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California Employer Pays $1.75M to Settle Pregnancy, Disability Discrimination Claim

In December, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Family HealthCare Network — a Visalia, California-based health services company — agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle a pregnancy discrimination claim and a disability discrimination claim. According to the agency, Family HealthCare Network used an overly rigid system of…

When is a “Legitimate, Nondiscriminatory Reason” Just an Excuse to Fire a Disabled Worker?

Disability discrimination is unlawful under state and federal law. Not only must a California employer refrain from disciplining or firing an employee because of a disability, but the employer must also engage in an “interactive process” to provide a “reasonable accommodation” for the employee’s physical or mental condition. However, the…

What is “Regarded-As” Disability Discrimination?

Disability discrimination is against the law. That is to say, an employer can not fire an employee, or treat that employee differently than other workers because the employee has a physical or mental impairment that limits his or her ability to carry out important activities. But there is also the…

Key Evidence in a California Employment Discrimination Case

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) protects employees from discrimination in the workplace, but not all adverse acts by an employer are actionable. To prove an employment discrimination claim, it is generally necessary for an employee to show that he or she was subjected to adverse employment action because…

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