The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) is a California state law that protects employees against workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. For most of its history, FEHA had a strict one-year statute of limitations. Employees had to act quickly to protect their rights.
However, recent reforms have extended the statute of limitations to three years. In this blog post, our Bay Area employment attorneys explain the most important things to know about the SHARE Act and the increased statute of limitations for FEHA claims.
SHARE Act into Law in California: What Employees Should Know
In October of 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 9 (AB 9) into law. The legislation is also known as the Stop Harassment and Reporting Extension (SHARE) Act. The law officially took effect in California on January 1st, 2020.
The primary purpose of the SHARE Act is to ensure that employees have sufficient time to bring a legal claim under FEHA. Here are three key things to know about the SHARE Act:
The lengthening of the statute of limitations for FEHA claims is an important reform for employee rights. That being said, there is no reason to wait to get started with the employment law claims process. If you were subject to discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, a Bay Area employment attorney will protect your rights.
Get Help From Our San Francisco Bay Area and Oakland Employment Lawyers Today
At Bracamontes & Vlasak, our professional California employment attorneys are skilled, justice-driven advocates for workers. If you have any questions about the SHARE Act or FEHA claims, the legal team at Bracamontes & Vlasak can provide support.
Please give us a call now at 415-835-6777 for a free, fully confidential case evaluation. We provide employment law representation throughout the Bay Area, including in San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, San Mateo, Daly City, San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Mountain View.