Case Study: SASCO V. Calif. FEHC

Law360, New York (October 15, 2009, 11:20 AM EDT) -- California’s Fair Employment and Housing Commission is an administrative agency of the state charged with adjudicating claims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation in employment or housing arising under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”; Government Code §12940 et. seq.).

An employee who believes he or she has been discriminated, harassed or retaliated against must file a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) before seeking relief in state or federal court.

The DFEH may investigate the employee’s complaint. Thereafter, the DFEH may...
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