March 2024 General Meeting


An Introduction to Employment Laws Protecting Individuals with Disabilities and Their Loved Ones
March 2024’s General Meeting Recording

Meeting Information

March 21, 2024

General Meeting Begins @ 7 PM
Mental Health Speaker Series, Free and Open to the Public


Dale Brodsky, Attorney and NAMI CC Board Member

About the Speaker

For our March 2024 General Meeting, Dale Brodsky, a long-time attorney specializing in employment law, will present a tutorial on laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the bases of mental and physical disability and provide workplace protections for those affected by disability. She will focus on two California employment laws in particular: the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). FEHA prohibits discrimination on 18 protected bases, including mental and physical disability, and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation if needed. CFRA affords employees the right to take a 12-week leave of absence without losing their jobs for baby-bonding or to care for their own serious health condition or that of another person.

Ms. Brodsky is of counsel to Beeson Tayer & Bodine, a union-side labor law firm in Oakland and Sacramento. For most of her 40-plus-year career as an attorney, she has represented public and private sector employees in employment-related matters, including discrimination and workplace harassment. For 11 years until her term expired in 2023, Ms. Brodsky served on the Civil Rights Council, formerly known as the Fair Employment and Housing Council. During her tenure on the Council, Ms. Brodsky co-wrote California’s regulations concerning mental and physical disability, as well as other protected bases under the Fair Employment and Housing Act. Almost 20 years ago, Ms. Brodsky helped establish the Contra Costa County Behavioral Health Court. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Directors of NAMI-Contra Costa and chair of the Criminal Justice Mental Health Advisory Committee. Last, but not least, Ms. Brodsky has family members affected by mental illness.

Questions or Comments?

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Closed Caption Translation

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