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The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the disabled from discrimination at work and their "right to fully participate in all aspects of society." The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency charged with enforcement. The ADA was amended in 2008 "to make it easier for an individual seeking protection under the ADA to establish that he or she has a disability within the meaning of the ADA."

California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) "bans employment discrimination on the bases of age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religious creed, disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, marital status, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), national origin, race, sex, and sexual orientation. The FEHA covers California employers with five or more employees. Only one employee is needed for a sexual harassment claim.
Label Item Links Comments
United States Code The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) 42 USC §12101 et seq
California Government Code Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA): Gov. Code, §12900 et seq.
Regulations/Rules Procedural regulations Regs  
Forms Pre-Complaint Questionnaire - Employment Pre-Complaint Questionnaire - Employment   
Websites Disability Discrimination (EEOC) Disability Discrimination  
  Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) FEH  
  Employment Complaint Process Complaint  
Practice Tips Consult an employment lawyer early on.     
Articles The Main Differences between Title VII and California FEHA

Changes to FEHA Pose New Liability Risks in Workers’ Compensation Cases by Elizabeth Ashley Stonhaus, Esq.


New liability risks in WC
DWC Conference Presentation Returning Injured Employees to Work While Complying With the ADA & FEHA  Presentation
Miscellaneous Employment Complaint Flow Chart Flow chart  

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