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Governor Brown Signs AB 2386, Which Clarifying that FEHA’s Definition of “Sex” Includes “Breastfeeding and Conditions Relating to Breastfeeding”

Governor Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 2386, which clarifies that the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) definition of “sex” includes “breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding.”  The current definition of sex includes gender, pregnancy, childbirth, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.  Although the amendment is effective January 1, 2013, AB 2386 states that its changes are declaratory of existing law.  In other words, employers should treat these changes as effective immediately.