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Real Estate,
Labor/Employment

Apr. 11, 2024

The $7 million reason to pay attention to the Fair Employment and Housing Act

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act aims to provide the greatest protection for individuals with disabilities, and the Martinez case should serve as a reminder for employers to strictly adhere to the law and train their human resource departments and managerial employees.

Matthew J. Matern

Founding Attorney , Matern Law Group PC

1230 Rosecrans Ave
Manhattan Beach , CA 90266

Phone: (310) 531-1900

Email: mmatern@maternlawgroup.com

Southwestern Univ SOL; Los Angeles CA

Vanessa Rodriguez

Associate, Matern Law Group PC

Phone: (310) 531-1900

Email: vrodriguez@maternlawgroup.com

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As disability discrimination attorneys well know, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits employment discrimination against an individual because of said individual’s physical disability, mental disability, or medical condition. California Government Code Section 12940(a). Moreover, pursuant to Gelfo v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 140 Cal.App.4th 34 (2006), employers must reasonably accommodate an applicant or employee w...

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