Court Allows Injured Worker’s FEHA Claims

A former supervisor for a security firm can proceed with his employment discrimination claims under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).  A decision by the Sixth District Court of Appeal allows the employees to file for alleged failure to provide reasonable accommodation or engage in the interactive process, wrongful termination, and other claims. … Read More »

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Court Says SDG&E Must Face Workers’ Comp Retaliation Claim

California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal is overturning a lower court and allowing a San Diego Gas & Electric worker to pursue a claim that she was retaliated against for filing a workers’ comp claim. But the court is refusing to revive her claims of discrimination finding that the worker missed the Fair Employment and … Read More »

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Delivery Driver’s Discrimination Claims Thrown Out

In George Rickards v. United Parcel Service, Inc. et al., the Second Appellate District addressed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to the employer on the ground that a former full-time package driver did not file a verified complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and, thus, failed to satisfy a … Read More »

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FEHA Decision May Cause Arbitration Problems

The California Supreme Court dealt a blow to all California employers in a Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) age discrimination case when it reversed a court of appeal decision and the original arbitration award that had dismissed the underlying complaint. The court did manage not to accept the former employee’s argument that the arbitration … Read More »

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