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Disability Discrimination Harassment California Fair Employment and Housing Act

Finally! Something That's Not "Protected Activity" in California

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It turns out that “protected activity” sufficient to make out a retaliation claim in California is not as broad as it may sometimes seem. On November 9, 2016, the Court of Appeal affirmed summary judgment for the employer in...more

Amended California FEHA Regulations (Effective April 1, 2016)

by Morgan Lewis on

All employers with employees in California should carefully review harassment, discrimination, and retaliation policies and practices to ensure compliance with amended FEHA regulations. New Requirements for a Written...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - April 2014

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Supreme Court Confirms FICA Taxes Must be Withheld from Severance Payments - Finding severance payments to be a form of “remuneration for employment,” the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Quality Stores,...more

No Disability Discrimination Where Employee Cannot Competently Perform Job, Ninth Circuit Holds

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

In Lawler v. Montblac North American LLC, the plaintiff, Cynthia Lawler, a store manager at a boutique retail store, was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. Lawler initiated the action after Defendant employer terminated her...more

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