If you are found to have engaged in an employment practice that is unlawful under the FEHA, you can be required to:

  • Pay actual damages for injuries or losses that the complainant suffered, including loss of back pay and front pay for lost future wages where reinstatement is inappropriate
  • Pay compensatory damages — for pain, suffering, humiliation and embarrassment
  • Pay punitive damages
  • Pay attorneys’ fees
  • Pay costs
  • Conduct training for all employees, supervisors and management on FEHA and your internal grievance procedures
  • Pay expert witness fees to the prevailing party1
  • Pay fines of up to $25,000 for perpetrators of hate crime violence
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