California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) provides some of the nation’s most robust protections for workers against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. FEHA prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment because of: (more…)
If an employer catches an employee stealing inventory, or violating company policy when it comes to purchasing goods from the company, termination would not seem an unreasonable response, at least at first glance. However, when a diabetic Walgreens employee in California ate a $1.37 bag of chips before paying for them in order to stave off a hypoglycemic attack, her termination as a result led to an EEOC lawsuit and a recent $180,000 settlement with the employee.
California employers can rest a little easier now with the knowledge that the likelihood of facing a class action lawsuit by their employees has decreased substantially. On June 23, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, confirming that an express class action waiver in an employment arbitration agreement is enforceable under California law. (more…)