Effective January 1, 2018, AB 1710 amends Section 394 of the Military and Veterans Code by including protection against discrimination in all terms, conditions or privileges of employment due to membership or service in the military. This applies to all military service and personnel including the National Guard, and expands existing anti-discrimination measures for military personnel.
The new law also includes criminal and civil penalties for violations.
Employers are reminded to train employees to comply with this law and other existing anti-discrimination laws protecting veteran and active service member employees and applicants.
The author would like to gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Joanne Warriner.
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