Category Archives: Disability Discrimination

Do Probationary Employees Enjoy FEHA Protections?

A bunch of probationary police cadets sued the Los Angeles Police Department for disability discrimination under FEHA and related causes of action. All of them were injured while cadets, and they accused the LAPD of discrimination after they were all … Continue reading

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Soria v. Univision: Comprehensive Review of FEHA

A trial court’s summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s FEHA discrimination lawsuit recently provided California’s Second Appellate District Court of Appeal to issue a comprehensive opinion on almost all issues relating to disability discrimination and medical condition discrimination cases under FEHA. And … Continue reading

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Summary Judgment Reversed: Disability Discrimination

California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal recently reversed a summary judgment for defendant employer in a lengthy opinion which made me wonder, “What was the trial judge thinking?” In Moore v. Regents of the University of California, the court reversed … Continue reading

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Disability Discrimination: Employer’s Intent to Discriminate

In a disability discrimination case against an employer, does the employee have to prove that the employer’s alleged discriminatory action was based on the employer’s animus in proving intent to to discriminate? Of course, that question was answered by the … Continue reading

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Anxiety and Stress Caused by Supervisor is Not a Disability Under FEHA

Plaintiff was an employee who did not get along with her supervisor. Things were so bad that plaintiff’s physician took plaintiff off work and concluded plaintiff suffered from adjustment disorder with anxiety. Plaintiff took a lot of time off work, … Continue reading

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9th Circuit: FEHA Claims – MSJ & Plaintiff’s Evidence

I like this case because the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a summary judgment granted for Sears, the defendant employer, on a FEHA case of disability discrimination. Plaintiff’s attorneys always contend with defense counsel’s ridiculous criticisms of declarations offered … Continue reading

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