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Fire Chief Was Terminated For Misconduct Not Because Of His Religion

Hittle v. City of Stockton, 76 F.4th 877 (9th Cir. 2023) Ronald Hittle served as the City’s Fire Chief before he was fired (following an investigation by an outside investigator) because he lacked effectiveness and judgment in his ongoing leadership of the Fire Department; used City time and a City vehicle to attend a religious … Continue Reading

September 2023 California Employment Law Notes

We invite you to review our newly-posted September 2023 California Employment Law Notes, a comprehensive review of the latest and most significant developments in California employment law. The highlights include: Employers Owe No Duty Of Care To Prevent The Spread Of COVID To Employees’ Household Members School District Employer Did Not Violate The Law By Requiring … Continue Reading

Physician’s Discrimination Claims Were Properly Dismissed

Johnson v. Riverside Healthcare Sys., 516 F.3d 759 (9th Cir. 2008) Christopher Lynn Johnson alleged he was discriminated against on the basis of his race and sexual orientation and asserted claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the Unruh Civil Rights Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The district court granted defendants’ motion … Continue Reading

Court Affirms $1.9 Million Verdict In Favor Of Gay Cook Who Suffered Harassment And Retaliation

Hope v. California Youth Authority, 134 Cal. App. 4th 577 (2005) Bruce Hope worked as a cook for the CYA for approximately five years during which time he was subjected to derogatory remarks on multiple occasions from his supervisor and others in the workplace based upon his sexual orientation. Although Hope complained to other supervisors … Continue Reading
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