Three weeks ago I wrote about a bill to make it easier for plaintiffs to prove discrimination. The bill, SB 655, sought to “reverse” the CA Supreme Court decision in Harris v. City of Santa Monica. I won’t repeat all the reasons why that was a bad idea because: (1) I did that in the prior post and (2) it doesn’t matter. Governor Brown vetoed the bill with a message that he saw no reason to disturb the well-reasoned opinion of the state supreme court.
I worried when he was assuming office that Governor Brown would revert to his old ways and rubberstamp whatever legislation crossed his desk. Fortunately, that hasn’t been the case. This veto preserves an important victory for employers.