Review Granted for Richey v. Autonation, Inc.

The Richey v. Autonation, Inc. case decided by the Second District Court of Appeals in November will be reviewed by the California Supreme Court.

This case dealt with the honest belief defense and the court’s decision to vacate an arbitration award in defendant’s favor.

From the Supreme Court:

Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) Is an employer’s honest belief that an employee was violating company policy or abusing medical leave a complete defense to the employee’s claim that the employer violated the Moore-Brown-Roberti Family Rights Act (Gov. Code ?? 12945.1, 12945.2)? (2) Was the decision below to vacate the arbitration award in the employer’s favor consistent with the limited judicial review of arbitration awards?

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