Employment Discrimination and the Push to State Courts

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Aug 13, 2019 · 4 min read

A new law will go into effect across California on January 1, 2020. California Senate Bill 188 revises the definition of race articulated in the Fair Employment and Housing Act (1959). This definition will now include hair texture and protective hairstyles-traits historically associated with race.

Senate Bill 188 creates an opportunity to review the ways in which the courts have-or have not-helped to enforce employment discrimination laws throughout the state. Let’s begin by looking at the data for Los Angeles County.