California Employment Law Blog

Lin v. Kaiser: Understanding Mixed Motive Claims in FEHA Disability Cases

Posted by Timothy B. Del Castillo | Mar 06, 2024 | 0 Comments

California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) allows for "mixed motive" cases where disability need not be the sole cause but a significant factor in employment decisions. Lin v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (2023) exemplifies the application of "mixed motive" analysis, demonstrating the challenges and nuances in distinguishing between legitimate business decisions and discriminatory practices, and emphasizing the importance of clear documentation and accommodation in the workplace.


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