In 2012, the Legislature amended the Fair Employment and Housing Act to expand potential liability for employers in three significant ways that increase risks and burdens for California employers.

1. Religious Dress and Grooming Practices: Deviating from federal law, FEHA now expressly protects religious dress and grooming practices as protected practices/characteristics and narrows the employer defense of “undue hardship.”

California:

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