More than a year after plaintiff’s employment was terminated, he brought an action against his employer for common law wrongful termination against public policy, contending he was treated unfairly and discriminated against because he suffered a work-related injury and was disabled. Defendant employer brought a motion for summary judgment, arguing plaintiff’s action is barred by the exclusivity doctrine under Workers’ Compensation statutes and the one-year statute of limitations under the Fair Employment and Housing Act
Nurse Drawing Blood For Police Department Alleges She Was Sexually Harassed By Police Officer.
A nurse alleges that while she was providing phlebotomist services to a police department, she was sexually harassed by a City police officer. A jury awarded damages against the City, and judgment was entered for $1.125 million. In its motion for JNOV, the City argued the nurse [who was not a City employee, or a […]
California Supreme Court Rules On Costs/Attorney Fee Statutory Discrepancies In FEHA Cases.
Code of Civil Procedure section 1032(b) guarantees prevailing parties in civil litigation awards of the costs expended in the litigation, and Code of Civil Procedure section 1033.5 requires the costs be reasonably necessary to the conduct of the litigation. Government Code section 12965, subdivision (b) provides that in Fair Employment and Housing Act [FEHA; Government […]