New Regulations Affirm Rights of Californians With Disabilities

Underscoring California’s role as a leader in advancing the rights of individuals with disabilities, regulations implementing the disability provisions of the Fair Employment and Housing Act were approved by the Office of Administrative Law on December 20, 2012.  Effective December 31, 2012, the new rules clarify the protections provided by state and federal statutes, which prohibit disability discrimination and require affirmative steps to accommodate and integrate persons with disabilities.  The updated rules represent the first major overhaul of the disability regulations in more than 20 years.

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