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Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 18 Apr 2019

Harassment Claims: Best Practices for Employers in the MeToo Era

On the issue of MeToo and the current and best way for an employer to respond to those issues, I think there are certain things that are


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 11 May 2016

May 2016 California Employment Law Notes

Luis Castro-Ramirez sued his former employer, Dependable Highway Express, Inc., for "associational disability discrimination," failure to prevent


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 11 May 2011

Employee with bipolar disorder who threatened co-workers was not discriminated against on the basis of her disability

Linda Wills, who worked as a clerk for the Orange County Superior Court, was terminated from her employment after she told co-workers she was going to add them to her “Kill Bill” list and forwarded a cell phone ringtone to several people, including a co-worker, that said in a “shrieking directive”: “I’m going to blow this b_ _ _ _ up if you don’t check your messages right now!... F_ _ _ you!”


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 11 May 2011

Telecommunications installer’s disability discrimination claim was properly dismissed on summary judgment

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and Steven Carauddo alleged Lucent violated the Fair Employment and Housing Act when it terminated Carauddo’s employment as an installer because he could not lift more than 30 pounds due to a back injury.


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 18 Mar 2011

Rehabilitated drug addict’s disability claims were properly dismissed

When Santiago Lopez first applied to be a longshoreman in 1997, his application was rejected because he tested positive for marijuana.


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 12 Aug 2010

Keeping work safe and sound the challenges of preventing workplace violence

A former beer distribution center employee's August 3, 2010 shooting rampage in Hartford, CT, which resulted in the death of eight employees before the gunman turned the gun on himself, serves as a stark reminder of the realities of workplace violence.

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