The Los Angeles Daily Journal published an article written by Bernstein & Friedland, P.C. Partner Diana Friedland discussing the increasing rate at which disability discrimination claims are being filed against employers. The article examines recent case law and administrative decisions finding in favor of employees alleging disability discrimination. The article also outlines employers’ key obligations with respect to anti-disability discrimination policies and practices. A copy
Court Reverses Jury Verdict and Finds Company Liable for Failing to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
In Turman v. Turning Point of Central California, Inc., 191 Cal. App. 4th 53 (2010), the Court reversed a jury verdict in favor of the defendant on plaintiff’s claim that the defendant failed to take reasonable measures to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, concluding that there was insufficient evidence that the company “took corrective action to alleviate the abuse to which appellant was subjected. As a result,
In Rutti v. Lojack Corp., 596 F.3d 1046 (9th Cir. 2010), Rutti filed a class action on behalf of all technicians employed by Lojack to install alarms in customer cars. The lawsuit alleged that Lojack unlawfully failed under both federal and California law to compensate him for certain commute time. Specifically, Lojack provided Rutti, who worked from home, a company car and required him to travel
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