Definition of “Employer” Expanded Under California Anti-Discrimination Act

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) permits a business entity acting as an agent of an employer to be held directly liable for employment discrimination. Note that, as is the case for all California employers, FEHA applies only to agents of an employer when they have at least five employees. Additionally, such agents must carry out FEHA-regulated activities on behalf of an employer to be found potentially liable for alleged discrimination.

Click here to read the California Supreme Court’s decision.