California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)

A California court of appeal ruled last week that a firefighter could proceed with a claim that his supervisor harassed him because he stood up for his lesbian daughter. The unpublished decision, Derr v. Kern County Fire Dep’t, was reported by Anne Marchessault in BNA’s Employment Discrimination Report (subscription required).

The plaintiff, David Derr,

Even after all these years, I’m still shocked when I read about employment cases in other jurisdictions and realize how different the result would be if the case had been in California.  The latest example is Nyrop v. Independent School Dist. No. 11, a decision issued earlier this month by the Eighth Circuit Court