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Employee Stated a Claim for Associational Discrimination when Fired After Seeking Time Off to Donate a Kidney to his Sister

A trial court dismissed a lawsuit by a former employee against an employer who fired him after he requested leave to donate a kidney to his physically disabled sister. A court of appeal held that the trial court erred in...more

12/3/2013 - Associational Retaliation Disability Disability Discrimination Discrimination Employer Liability Issues FEHA Termination Unpaid Leave

2013 Legislative Developments - Reference Guide

In this Reference Guide: - Wage/Hour Legislation - Prevailing Wage Legislation - Anti-Retaliation Legislation - Employee Leave Legislation - Discrimination/Harassment Legislation -...more

11/20/2013 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Background Checks Compliance Criminal Background Checks Discrimination Employer Liability Issues FMLA Harassment Job Applicants OSHA Paid Leave Prevailing Wages Unpaid Leave Wage and Hour Workplace Hazards

Lawsuit for a Retaliatory or Discriminatory Firing under the Labor Code May Not Be Filed Until After Fired Employee Completes...

After complaining about a supervisor smoking in the office, an employee of the State Assembly was fired. Believing the firing was motivated by his complaint, the employee filed a lawsuit against the Assembly, claiming...more

9/4/2013 - Administrative Remedies Complaint Procedures Discrimination DOL Hiring & Firing Retaliation Termination

Plaintiff Must Prove Retaliation Was Sole Factor Motivating Adverse Employment Action In A Title VII Retaliation Claim

A doctor and university medical school faculty member experienced conflict with a new supervisor that appeared to be related to his racial descent. The doctor sued the university, alleging the university staff had engaged in...more

7/2/2013 - Adverse Employment Action Civil Rights Act Discrimination Racial Discrimination Title VII

Employee Is Protected By Whistleblower Provisions Of The Labor Code When He Or She Reports Illegal Conduct By A Fellow Employee

A terminated employee brought claims against his former employer for wrongful termination in violation of the California False Claims Act (“CFCA”), public policy, and the whistleblower protections provided by the Labor Code. ...more

2/19/2013 - Appeals CFCA Discrimination False Claims Act False Weight Tagging Hiring & Firing Illegal Conduct Recycling Retaliation Reversal Termination Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Disability Discrimination Claim Failed Where Employee Admitted Her Disability Made It Impossible For Her To Fulfill Her Job Duties

An employee brought a lawsuit against her employer claiming disability discrimination after she was terminated from her employment. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the employee could not...more

2/4/2013 - Disability Discrimination Discrimination Essential Functions FEHA Hiring & Firing Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Montblanc Termination

Police Department Is Not Required To Rehire Disabled Officer Who Is No Longer Able To Perform Essential Functions Of The Job

In Liu v. City and County of San Francisco (--- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, Cal.App. 1 Dist., December 11, 2012), a California court of appeal considered whether a city police department violated the California Fair Employment and...more

12/27/2012 - Disability Discrimination Essential Functions FEHA Police Reasonable Accommodation Retaliation

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