• Case Law Update: Mental Disabilities -- Disability Discrimination
  • April 26, 2011
  • Law Firm: Rogers Joseph ODonnell A Professional Corporation - San Francisco Office
  • Does the prohibition against disability discrimination in the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) protect an employee who makes threats against her co-workers where the conduct was caused by a mental disability? That was the principal issue decided in Wills. There, the Fourth District Court of Appeal (DCA) rejected a claim that the misconduct was protected by FEHA even though the misconduct was undisputedly caused by a mental disability.