On Monday, hundreds of workers walked out of Riot Games over the company’s handling of two sex discrimination lawsuits. The company had these discrimination cases moved to a forced arbitration process, citing a clause in their employees’ contracts.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that protects individuals with disabilities from being discriminated against in the workplace. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) provides added protection for these individuals to ensure that that they're also treated fairly on the job and afforded reasonable accommodation.
No woman should have to choose between motherhood and her career. Gone are the days when women raised a family and only men worked outside of the home. In the name of workplace equality, California laws protect pregnant workers and provides certain accommodations to expectant mothers.