New York City joined a growing number of jurisdictions that limit the use of credit checks in employment. The Stop Credit Discrimination in
Is an employer allowed to enforce a uniformly-applied workplace conduct policy against an employee whose misconduct was caused by her disability? A
Reversing a trial court's decision in favor of the employer, a California Court of Appeals in Cheal v. El Camino Hospital held that a former employee
In Rope v. Auto-Chlor System of Washington, Inc., plaintiff Scott Rope, a former branch manager for Auto-Chlor, sued his employer for violation of
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
In McGrory v. Applied Signal Technologies, Inc., Applied Signal ("AST") secured the dismissal of a former manager's claims that his termination was
Resolving a question that has been pending for three years, in Harris v. City of Santa Monica, the California Supreme Court held that, in
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
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.
In Myers v. Toojay's Mgmt. Corp., the Eleventh Circuit held that a federal Bankruptcy Code provision prohibiting termination of and discrimination against employees for filing bankruptcy does not cover hiring decisions.