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AB-1478 Employment discrimination.(2019-2020)

Senate:
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Cmt
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Assembly:
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-1478
Carrillo (A)
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Employment discrimination.
03/25/19
An act to amend Sections 230 and 230.1 of the Labor Code, relating to employment.
Assembly
09/17/19
09/06/19

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/12/19 Vetoed by Governor.
09/24/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
09/11/19 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 45. Noes 23. Page 3421.).
09/11/19 Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Page 3370.)
09/10/19 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 12 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Daily File Status
File File Date Item
Asm Governor's Vetoes 01-21-2020 72
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1478 without my signature as it is unnecessary.

Under current law, employers are prohibited from retaliating against survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking when they seek time off work to obtain relief that helps ensure the health and safety of survivors or their children. AB 1478 expressly states that employees may file a private lawsuit when such anti-retaliation provisions are violated by an employer, and they may recover attorney's fees in addition to reinstatement and damages.

Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking already have the ability under current law to file a retaliation claim through the Labor Commissioner's Office, file a Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claim, and to seek reinstatement and reimbursement for lost wages and benefits.

I look forward to continuing to work with the Legislature to ensure the state vigorously enforces laws that protect workers and survivors of abuse.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom