Melanie Hamilton

Melanie Hamilton

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

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Ninth Circuit Invalidates Arbitration Agreement with Class Action Waiver

On August 22, 2016, the Ninth Circuit joined the Seventh Circuit in the split amongst U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal on the issue of enforceability of employment arbitration agreements precluding class actions. The Ninth...more

8/26/2016 - Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Collective Actions Employment Contract Federal Arbitration Act Mandatory Arbitration Clauses NLRA NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Section 7 Split of Authority Unenforceable Contract Terms

California Supreme Court Holds That Proof That Employer Would Have Made Same Employment Decision Absent Discrimination Precludes...

On February 7, 2013, the California Supreme Court held that where a plaintiff proves that unlawful discrimination in violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA") was a substantial factor motivating her...more

2/12/2013 - Attorney's Fees Back Pay Damages Declaratory Relief Discrimination FEHA Injunctions Poor Job Performance Reinstatement Sex Discrimination

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