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  • Pregnancy Discrimination
    Pregnancy Discrimination

    Unsurprisingly, it is illegal to discriminate against a pregnant woman in the workplace; however, it still happens and frequently. Fortunately, Congress has clarified that Title VII indubitably ...

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  • October 20th, 2011: Sexual Conduct must be Pervasive to Prevail in a Hostile Work Environment Claim
    October 20th, 2011: Sexual Conduct must be Pervasive to Prevail in a Hostile Work Environment Claim

    On October 18th, 2011, in Brennan v. Townsend & O'Leary Enterprises, Inc. (California Courts of Appeal—4th District, No. G042398), the court held that in order to prevail on a hostile work environment ...

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  • Employers are not Required to Indemnify a Former Employee's Attorney's Fees When the Employer Successfully Defends Claims
    Employers are not Required to Indemnify a Former Employee's Attorney's Fees When the Employer Successfully Defends Claims

    On October 12, 2011 in Nicholas Labratories LLC v. Chen (California Courts of Appeal – 4th District, No. G044105) the court held that an employer is not required to indemnify its former employee for ...

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  • Plaintiffs must have a Triable Issue to Pursue Discrimination Claims
    Plaintiffs must have a Triable Issue to Pursue Discrimination Claims

    On September 26, 2011 in Earl v. Nielsen Media Research, Inc. (US Court of Appeals – 9th Circuit, No. 09-17477) the court held that in order to raise a case of employment discrimination the plaintiff ...

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  • One-Strike Rule Does Not Discriminate Against Recovering Drug Addicts
    One-Strike Rule Does Not Discriminate Against Recovering Drug Addicts

    On September 21, 2011 in Lopez v. Pacific Maritime Association "PMA" (United States Court of Appeals – 9th Circuit, No. 09-55698) the court found that the defendant's one-strike rule did not ...

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  • Pickups are not Compensation
    Pickups are not Compensation

    On August 31, 2011, in Stillman v. Board of Retirement of the Fresno County Employees' Retirement Association , "FCERA" (California Courts of Appeal – 5th District, No. F059430) the court found that a ...

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