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Terminated Actress Was Not Required To Exhaust Administrative Remedies Before Suing For Retaliation

Sheridan v. Touchstone Television Prods., LLC, 2015 WL 6153287 (Cal. Ct. App. 2015) Nicollette Sheridan sued Touchstone after her contract on Desperate Housewives was not renewed, alleging that her termination was in retaliation for her complaint about a battery allegedly committed by show creator Marc Cherry. The trial court sustained Touchstone’s demurrer to the complaint … Continue Reading

Housekeeper’s Award Of $70,000 For Unpaid Wages Is Affirmed

Gonzalez v. Beck, 158 Cal. App. 4th 598 (2007) Josepha Gonzalez worked as a caregiver and housekeeper for the Beck Family. Upon the termination of her employment, she filed a claim for unpaid wages with the California Labor Commissioner. When the Becks failed to answer or appear at the administrative hearing, Gonzalez obtained an award … Continue Reading

UC Employee Failed To Exhaust Internal University Grievance Procedures

Palmer v. Regents of the Univ. of Cal., 107 Cal. App. 4th 899 (2003) Patricia Palmer, who worked as a clinical laboratory technologist at the UCLA Medical Center, sued the UC Regents for wrongful termination in violation of public policy following the restructuring of the department in which she had worked and the termination of … Continue Reading

No Common Law Cause Of Action For Sexual Harassment

Medix Ambulance Serv., Inc. v. Superior Court, 97 Cal. App. 4th 109 (2002) Plaintiff alleged a claim for sexual harassment arising under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) as well as a common law cause of action for sexual harassment in violation of public policy. The trial court overruled the employer’s demurrer without … Continue Reading

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