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Deadline to Pursue Discrimination-Related Claims Against Employer Increased from 1-Year to 3-Years

Effective January 1, 2020, California employees who are discriminated against and wish to pursue a claim have 3-years (rather than the old, 1-year deadline (also known as "1-year statute of limitation") to file a charge of discrimination with California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing. If the charge is not filed within 3 years of the discrimination, then the employee waives hsi or her right to pursue a DFEH charge or civil lawsuit under the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

This extension of an employee's right to pursue discrimination-related claims is a huge benefit to employees and employee rights, as it allows additional time for aggrieved employees to learn their rights and make a reasoned decision whether they wish to pursue a charge with the DFEH and civil lawsuit against the employer.

For more information, please contact Christopher Taylor at (626) 219-6008.

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