New California Law Extends Employees' Deadline To Sue Employers For Discrimination
On August 31, 2019, California's governor signed into law AB 9, known as the Stop Harassment and Reporting Extension (SHARE) Act. The new law extends the deadline to file an allegation of unlawful workplace harassment, discrimination, or civil rights-related retaliation under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) from one year to three years. AB 9 will impose a statute of limitations period that is six-times the length of the federal standard and three-times the length of the current California standard. Workplace harassment includes discrimination, retaliation based on protected characteristics such as sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, religion, disability and more.