More Class Suits Ahead, Says Calif. Employment Agency Chief

Law360, San Diego (March 25, 2013, 11:23 PM EDT) -- California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing already handles tens of thousands of worker complaints every year, but Director Phyllis Cheng said the largest state civil rights agency in the U.S. is gearing up to launch more class actions in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Dukes decision and a recent law eliminating administrative procedures to let it file cases directly in court.

The DFEH, which mainly deals with employment disputes alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation but also works on housing discrimination, public accommodation and...
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