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Discriminating Against Disabled Californians in the Workplace

In 2012, there were 19,839 employment cases with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the state agency mandated to combat illegal discrimination in employment and housing. Of the total cases, 13,452 were complaints of disability discrimination. What is the meaning of disability? The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) broadly covers mental… Read More »

Is This the Finale for the Disparate Impact Analysis?

The U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing of Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action v. Mt. Holly marks the beginning of the assault on the application of the disparate impact analysis to discrimination claims. Disparate impact is one method of proving discrimination by governments, lenders and employers through the statistical effect of a policy without showing any… Read More »