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AB 9 – Employment Discrimination Statute of Limitations Extension

Question:  An employee who quit over two years ago is now threatening to file a claim against my company for discrimination.  Can the employee file such an old claim? Answer:  No.  But under AB 9 (the Stop Harassment and Reporting Extension Act (“SHARE”)), which Governor Newsom signed into law on October 10, 2019, beginning January 1, 2020, employees will…

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