Ninth Circuit Holds That Insurance Agent Is Independent Contractor, Not Employee

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The Ninth Circuit has held that an insurance agent cannot sue for sex discrimination under Title VII because she is an independent contractor, not an employee. In doing so, the Ninth Circuit clarified the appropriate test to determine employee status under federal law. Murray v. Principal Financial Group, Inc., __ F.3d __ (July 27, 2010).

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