California Court Addresses "Stray Remarks Doctrine" In Employment Discrimination Cases


Last week, the California Supreme Court decided Reid v. Google, Inc. This case is yet another reminder to California employers that it is worth their while to train their employees and supervisors to be cautious about what they say and what they put into writing in emails, memos, and so on. The case also illustrates the critical importance of employers being able to articulate the precise reasons why an employee is being terminated, communicating those exact reasons to the employee, and having documentation to prove all this in the event of litigation.

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