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Landmark law for California women gets shut down in court

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Landmark law for women knocked down in californiaA landmark California law requiring corporate boards to include women resulted in California firms more than doubling the number of female company directors. Now, a Los Angeles County judge says it’s unconstitutional.

Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis has ruled California’s requirement that corporate boards appoint at least one woman (and up to three by the end of this year) violated the Constitutional right to equal treatment. California’s Department of Justice could appeal the ruling, but if it stands, it could mean a return to male-dominated boardrooms.

Senate Bill 826, passed in 2018 amid the #MeToo movement, followed years of unsuccessful attempts to coax California executives into voluntarily hiring more women. The bill, signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown, required publicly held companies headquartered in California to have at least one woman on their boards by the end of 2019.

And it worked.With the threat of a $100,000 fine hanging over their heads, corporations tapped more women for powerful positions.


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