FEHA RETALIATION

We represent employees in a wide variety of “FEHA retaliation” claims. We also defend Companies facing “FEHA retaliation” claims.

What is FEHA?

FEHA is California’s “Fair Employment and Housing Act.” California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing, https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/, as well as the court system, enforce FEHA.

“FEHA retaliation” refers to a retaliation tied to specific protected classes identified by statute. Chris Adishian explains FEHA and the current protected classes in the following video.

The current protected classes include race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation and military and veteran status.

How do FEHA Retaliation Claims Work?

FEHA retaliation claims generally fall into two categories. First, a plaintiff claims that the Company retaliated against him or her based on his or her membership in the protected class. Alternatively, the plaintiff claims that the Company retaliated against him or her based on his or her opposition to Company conduct that violates FEHA.

California has strong public policy against FEHA retaliation. California statues and case law support this public policy. These statutes and case law provide severe penalties. These penalties include front and back wages, waiting time penalties, attorneys’ fees, cost reimbursements, interest and potential punitive damages.

Many employees mistakenly believe that they have no valid claims because California is an “at will” state. Similarly, many employers mistakenly believe that they are litigation proof because California is an “at will” state. The truth is not so clear cut. Talk with us.

FEHA retaliation is different than Whistleblower Retaliation. To learn about Whistleblower Retaliation, please visit our Whistleblower Retaliation page.

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CASE STUDIES

Represented accomplished female President of aerospace industry Company, in bringing her claims that alleged the Company fired her because of her gender and sexual orientation and in violation of other laws.

RESULT

Mid 6 figures

TIME TO RESOLUTION

16 months

HOW WAS CASE RESOLVED?

Settled during litigation via 3rd party mediation

Represented female Plaintiff who was the largest minority shareholder, former board member and former officer of very successful privately held corporation in litigation alleging wrongful termination and corporate claims.

RESULT

Settled low to mid 6 figures

TIME TO RESOLUTION

2 years

HOW WAS CASE RESOLVED?

Settled during litigation

Represented successful, long time sales professional terminated while pregnant by large publicly traded employer.

RESULT

Settled low 6 figures

TIME TO RESOLUTION

3 years

HOW WAS CASE RESOLVED?

Settled during litigation

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