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New York City limits credit checks
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2015

New York City joined a growing number of jurisdictions that limit the use of credit checks in employment. The Stop Credit Discrimination in


Finding that employee violated company policies were not an admission of legal violations
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2013

In Oliver v. Microsoft Corp., a federal district court in California ruled that Microsoft's internal determination that the plaintiff's supervisor


EEOC sued for unauthorized mass solicitation e-mail to company employees
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2013

After sending 1,330 e-mails to employees of Case New Holland, Inc. and its affiliates in an alleged effort to solicit plaintiffs to commence a class


California court addresses admissibility of "me too" evidence of discrimination
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2013

In Hatai v. Dept. Of Transportation, a California Court of Appeal upheld a trial court's decision to exclude "me too" evidence of discrimination from


Manager's bias, public policy, and defamation claims due to termination following investigation thrown out before trial
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2013

In McGrory v. Applied Signal Technologies, Inc., Applied Signal ("AST") secured the dismissal of a former manager's claims that his termination was


Cal Supreme Court refuses to immunize employers in mixed-motive discrimination cases, but significantly limits remedies
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2013

Resolving a question that has been pending for three years, in Harris v. City of Santa Monica, the California Supreme Court held that, in


CA hospital to pay $975,000, allegedly biased enforcement of English-only policy
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2012

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the "EEOC"), a Central Valley hospital will pay $975,000 to settle claims that it discriminated against and harassed Filipino-American employees through selective enforcement of an English-only language policy.


Frequently absent employee fails to establish disability discrimination
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2011

In Colon-Fontanez v. Municipality of San Juan, the federal First Circuit Court of Appeals upheld summary judgment in the employer's favor on the employee's claims of disability discrimination.


Employee not entitled to reinstatement rights after exceeding CFRA leave
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2011

In a decision that stresses the importance of timely and accurate CFRA notice and recordkeeping procedures, a California court, in Rogers v. County of Los Angeles, held that an employee who used up her 12 week allotment of CFRA leave and did not return to employment until 19 weeks after her leave began was not entitled to job reinstatement


"Me too" sexual harassment evidence admissible
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2011

In a troubling case for employers, a California court of appeal held in Pantoja v. Anton that it was prejudicial error for a trial court to exclude so-called "me too" evidence of sexual harassment of other employees.