The UK Government has introduced draft regulations to preserve in domestic law certain discrimination rights and principles derived from EU law which might otherwise fall away or be departed from following the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act.
The federal government, states, counties, and cities were active again this year passing workplace legislation intended for the most part to protect employees, creating new compliance obligations for employers.
On Nov. 17, 2023, the governor signed into law S4516, which amends Section 5-336 of the New York General Obligations Law to restrict certain terms from being included in release agreements involving claims of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.
On October 7, 2023, Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed proposed bill SB 403, which sought to ban discrimination based on caste under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Unruh Civil Rights Act, and California Education Code.
A little more than a year after a U.S. Army veteran kept his case alive at the Supreme Court, a Texas jury voted unanimously to award him $2.49 million on the claim that his former employer failed to accommodate his service-connected disabilities.