Lonicki v. Sutter Health Central

  • Lonicki v. Sutter Health Central (2006)

    DREDF signed on to an amicus brief filed in Lonicki v. Sutter Health Central seeking an interpretation of the California Family Rights Act (CRFA). The amicus brief argues for an expansive interpretation of this statute in various particulars. The case is relevant to DREDF’s work both because availability of CRFA leave based on “serious medical condition” is itself an issue of interest to people with disabilities, and because legal interpretations of CRFA have implications for interpretations of disability nondiscrimination statutes, particularly with respect to various cross-references that CRFA makes to laws that are often the basis for DREDF’s own cases.