Can I Be Fired for Mental Health Issues?
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State of California, Department of Industrial Relations (2017) Healthy Workplace Healthy Families Act. Retrieved from https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/ab1522.html
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Author: Laura Handrick, HR Professional
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