When I began practicing employment law, I kept asking myself the same questions:
Numerous federal and state statutes protect equal opportunity in the workplace. The analysis applicable under most of these laws derives from Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) generally follows this federal law, but features some slight variations that are often advantageous to plaintiffs.
The California Supreme Court ruled today that an employee who loses a case under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) is not liable for the employer's attorney's fees or costs unless the case was frivolous, unreasonable or groundless.