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The Government Code – Relating to Employment

April 18, 2013
In Harris v. City of Santa Monica the high court specified that an employee must prove that unlawful discrimination is a "substantial factor" motivating adverse employment action, but did not provide detail relevant to that requirement. SB 655 would codify a definition of "substantial factor" for "mixed motive" cases that is consistent with other high court precedent offering such detail. This bill would also confirm availability of FEHA remedies intended to compensate for the harmful effects of experiencing discrimination and to deter inappropriate employer conduct.

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