0 comments on “Burke Obtains Summary Judgment in Retaliation Case”

Burke Obtains Summary Judgment in Retaliation Case

By Carmen M. Aguado On May 17, 2018, USDC Judge Jesus G. Bernal granted summary judgment in favor of the County of San Bernardino (“County”) and individually named County employees (collectively, “Defendants”) in Eric Bahra v. County of San Bernardino,…

0 comments on “Better Late Than Never: The Importance of After-Acquired Evidence in Employment Cases”

Better Late Than Never: The Importance of After-Acquired Evidence in Employment Cases

What should you do when you’ve fired an employee, the employee sues you, and you later find evidence that the employee engaged in egregious misconduct?  Tell your attorney.  This evidence, called “after-acquired evidence,” can be a useful defense in employment…

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Baker to Vegas: Balancing the Teambuilding Benefits with the Risk of Liability

With the Baker to Vegas relay just concluded for 2018, it seems timely to query whether company-sponsored trips that enhance team morale but are not strictly work-related are worth the liability exposure.  Or perhaps it is better to keep these…

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The Cost Of Confidentiality: Employers Must Weigh Options When Settling Sexual Harassment Claims

By Paloma Peracchio The price of confidentiality just went up.  Following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”) in December 2017, employers entering into settlement agreements with employees for claims of sexual harassment or sexual…

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Is Your Harassment Prevention Training Legally Compliant?

By Traci Park, Kelly Trainer & Meaghan Snyder Most agencies have sexual harassment training.  But the laws constantly evolve.  Read on to find out the new requirements for what your training must include to address sexual orientation, gender identity, and…

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Perez v. City of Roseville | When Police Officers Date Fellow Officers

Generally, dating someone you work with is not a good idea.  If things don’t work out, it makes the work atmosphere awkward.  When a relationship occurs between employees of different ranks, it can create problematic dynamics leading to harassment or…

0 comments on “Would Alexander’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Qualify? Dealing with Constructive Discharge Claims”

Would Alexander’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Qualify? Dealing with Constructive Discharge Claims

In the children’s book by the same name, Alexander has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.  It begins with gum in his hair and proceeds with one calamity after another, including having to sit in the middle of…

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2018 Brings New Restrictions On Employers’ Inquiries Into Salary History And Conviction History

By Katy A. Suttorp Last month, Governor Brown signed two pieces of legislation, both taking effect on January 1, 2018, which involve changes to the types of information employers may seek from applicants and when (or if) that information may…

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Using the Workers’ Compensation Exclusive Remedy to Preclude Litigation

When an injury arises “out of and in the course of employment,” whether by an employer or a co-worker, typically the injured person has to pursue any remedies exclusively through the workers’ compensation system.  (Labor Code § 3602.)  This also…

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USERRA Rights and Obligations: Traps for the Unwary Employer

By Susan E. Coleman and Brian I. Hamblet Many law enforcement agencies employ former and/or reserve military service members in their organizations.  The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) provides rights and protections for veterans and active members…