Author Archives: Greg Mullanax

Parks & Recreation – Real Life Age Discrimination in SF? Not so fast…

This is a case in which the First Appellate Court of Appeal upheld a trial court’s summary judgment of an age discrimination, harassment and retaliation case. In, of all places, San Francisco! Not Bakersfield. Not Fresno. Not Texas. But San … Continue reading

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DFEH Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Housing and Sexual Harassment

Here’s DFEH’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Here you can download the Initial Statement of Reasons and the text of the Proposed Regulations. TITLE 2.  DEPARTMENT OF FAIR EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING HOUSING REGULATIONS REGARDING HARASSMENT; LIABILITY FOR HARASSMENT; RETALIATION; AND SELECT DISABILITY … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Revives Yolo County Sexual Harassment Claim

A FEHA sexual harassment claim filed against Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto was revived by the Ninth Circuit in an unpublished decision after the federal district court granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment. Lessons from the Ninth Circuit: There is … Continue reading

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Online DFEH Right-to-Sue Requests – Digital Signatures

Today Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2296 regarding digital signatures. From the Legislative Counsel’s Digest: Existing law, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, provides that a record or signature may not be denied legal effect or enforceability solely because it is … Continue reading

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Another Reminder that FEHA Defendants Can be Awarded Attorney’s Fees

Here’s another reminder that a plaintiff in a FEHA case may be ordered to pay defendant’s attorney’s fees if the court finds that “…plaintiff’s action was frivolous, unreasonable or without foundation, even though not brought in subjective bad faith.” There’s … Continue reading

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