California Employment Law Update

Tag Archives: Unruh Civil Rights Act

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

UPS May Not Have Violated The ADA By Excluding Deaf Drivers Who Failed To Satisfy DOT Hearing Standard

Bates v. United Parcel Serv., 511 F.3d 974 (9th Cir. 2007) (en banc) One of the requirements applied by UPS to those applicants seeking to drive the familiar brown “package cars” was that they pass the physical examination (including a hearing exam) that the DOT requires of drivers of commercial vehicles of a gross vehicle weight … Continue Reading

Neither Unruh Civil Rights Act Nor Disabled Persons Act Prohibits Employment Discrimination

Bass v. County of Butte, 2006 WL 2348467 (9th Cir. 2006) Allison Bass and two co-workers asserted employment discrimination claims against the County of Butte based upon the county’s alleged failure to accommodate their work-related disabilities. Plaintiffs alleged violation of the Unruh Civil Rights Act and the Disabled Persons Act on the theory that the … Continue Reading

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