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Bill Proposes to Prohibit Discrimination in Apportionment

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 1

A bill introduced in the California Legislature would prohibit considering race, religion, sexual orientation and other protected classes when determining a percentage of permanent disability. Senate Bill 788, authored by Sen. Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, would also signal lawmakers’ intent to root out biased and discriminatory practices in the state’s workers’ compensation system, according to the bill’s text. If passed, SB 788 would not allow approximate percentages of permanent disability to be calculated using “race, religious creed, color, national origi...

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