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California: A Request for Accommodation Alone Will Be Considered a “Protected Activity” for Purposes of Retaliation or Discrimination Under FEHA

Published on January 14, 2016

In the summer of 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill No. 987, which, as of January 1, 2016, amended California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (Government Code section 12940 et seq.) (“FEHA”) to prohibit an employer from retaliating and/or otherwise discriminating against a person for requesting an accommodation of his or her disability or religious belief regardless of whether the request for accommodation was granted. (more…) ...

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