Lara C. de Leon

Lara C. de Leon

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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The Interactive Process Dance, Part Two: What Happens When the Music Stops?

Part one of this two-part series covered the details of the interactive process in California and discussed a scenario in which the employee fails to respond to the employer’s attempts to communicate on an accommodation to...more

3/23/2015 - Disability Employer Liability Issues Interactive Process Reasonable Accommodation

The Interactive Process Dance, Part One: What Happens When the Music Stops?

Introduction - California employers are not only required to refrain from discriminating against any employee on the basis of disability, but they also have an obligation to provide “reasonable accommodations” for...more

3/19/2015 - Disability Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Interactive Process Reasonable Accommodation

Under New California Law—No Proof of Sexual Desire Required to Prove Sexual Harassment

On August 12, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 292 which amends section 12940 of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act....more

8/14/2013 - Harassment Jerry Brown New Legislation Sexual Conduct Sexual Harassment

California Court Rejects Managers’ Overtime Misclassification Class Action

Dailey v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., D061055 (March 20, 2013): In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the denial of class certification where there was not a predominant common question on a claim of...more

4/30/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Misclassification Sears

Religious Dress and Grooming Are Now Protected under the FEHA

On September 8, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1964, the Religious Freedom Act of 2012, which amends Section 12926 of the California Government Code....more

10/22/2012 - Discrimination FEHA Jerry Brown Religious Discrimination The Workplace Religious Freedom Act

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