California Employment Law Update

Tag Archives: sexual orientation discrimination

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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