Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Family Responsibility Discrimination Doesn't Advance in California

Because of Governor Schwarzenegger's veto of SB 836 which would have added "familial status" as a protected category under California's discrimination laws.

According to the Governor, the bill would not

"only result in endless litigation to try and define what discrimination on the basis of “familial status” means, it will also unnecessarily restrict employers’ ability to make personnel decisions."

Notwithstanding this temporary setback, I don't think anyone should write off family responsibility discrimination as an issue that employers should continue to be concerned about.

Hat tip to one of the better sources for information on current developments in California employment law, Storm's California Employment Law which has the Governor's veto message here.


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