Calif. Law Clears Up Rules For Sex Harassment Claims

Law360, San Diego (August 13, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a measure upending a state appellate decision by clarifying that when employees bring sexual harassment claims under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, they won't need to show the alleged conduct was motivated by sexual desire.

The governor approved S.B. 292, authored by state Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett, D-East Bay. The law, set to take hold Jan. 1, will overturn a California appeals court’s 2011 decision in Kelley v. The Conco Cos. et al., which held...
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