California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against workers who test positive for cannabis in certain types of drug tests and to inquire about their off-duty cannabis use.
Yesterday on Monday, August 21, the California Supreme Court in Raines v. U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group held that businesses that perform employment-related tasks for other companies, such as screening job applicants, can be held for discrimination under state law.
Fostering diversity and inclusivity hinges on the Americans with Disabilities Act and California Fair Employment and Housing Act accommodations. Adhering to ADA and FEHA regulations, coupled with integrating best practices, cultivates a lawful and just environment that celebrates diversity and magnifies the potential of every individual.
In April of this year, a California Court of Appeal provided guidance for healthcare employers who had or continue to have vaccination mandates. In Hodges v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Court of Appeal ruled that a hospital’s decision to terminate an employee for failing to comply with its flu vaccination mandate did not violate California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibition on disability discrimination.