Tag Archives: Statute of Limitations

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT AND RETALIATION CLAIMS EXTENDED TO THREE YEARS

Under current law, individuals have one year to file a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) for purported FEHA violations, such as discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Failure to comply with this administrative requirement means an individual cannot pursue FEHA claims in court. AB 9 extends the statute of limitations to three… Read More »

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – MAY 2014

EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT CANNOT SHORTEN STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS. In Ellis v. U.S. Security Associates, plaintiff sued her employer for various claims under the Fair Employment and Housing Act.  However, plaintiff had previously agreed in her employment application to bring any claims against her employer within six months of occurrence, notwithstanding any law to the contrary.  The… Read More »