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Discrimination plaintiff bound by oral release of claims despite later changing mind
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

In Aki v. University of California Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the plaintiff agreed to resolve his disability discrimination and failure


Prevailing FEHA defendant not entitled to litigation costs unless Plaintiff’s lawsuit lacked objective basis
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

The California Supreme Court in Williams v. Chino Valley Independent Fire District affirmed the asymmetrical nature of litigation costs awards in


EEOC conciliation efforts subject to limited judicial review
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

In Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC, the United States Supreme Court held that the conciliation efforts of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC


LinkedIn Reference Search not subject to Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

Finding that LinkedIn's "Reference Search" function was not subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a Northern California federal district


10-year age difference presumptively insubstantial in ADEA lawsuits
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2015

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held in France v. Johnson that an average age difference of less than ten years between a plaintiff and


Truck drivers subject to significant control were employees, not contractors
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2015

Finding that a cargo transportation employer had improperly classified its truck drivers as contractors rather than employees, a California court of


Employer cannot waive unconscionable portions of arbitration agreement
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2015

Finding that an employment arbitration agreement was procedurally and substantively unconscionable, a U. S. District Court for the Northern District


Employee who threatened to kill supervisors not protected by disability discrimination law
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2015

In Mayo v. PCC Structurals, Inc., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed that the ADA does not require that employers accommodate disabled


Agreement to terminate only for "good cause" implied where there was no written "at will" disclaimer
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2013

Highlighting the importance of written at-will disclaimer language, in Faigin v. Signature Group Holdings, Inc., a California jury awarded $1,347,000


Private social media postings discoverable in sexual harassment lawsuit
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2013

Affirming that privacy rights often must give way during the discovery phase in employment lawsuits, a Federal District Court in New York required a