Senate Bill 826 was signed by the governor last year to balance the power for the longtime discrimination against women in the workplace. It requires publicly-held corporations with principle executive officers in the State of California to have a least one female on their board of directors by 2020. Boards with five members are required to have a least two female members by the end of 2021 and boards with six or more must have at least three women.
The three plaintiffs from California assert that the law causes reverse gender discrimination and is an overreach of government power. They believe the law amounts to a quota system and is unconstitutional.
Gender discrimination in the workplace is a longstanding problem in California. If you’ve been discriminated in the workforce, call the employment Law Offices of Garry M. Tetalman today at (805) 879-7518.