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Employment Litigation Archives

Employer to pay $100,000 for rescinding job offer for new hire

Entrepreneurs looking for quality workers may struggle to find the right person for the position. Multiple rounds of interviews and checking with a number of previous employers to help confirm a hopeful candidate is the right addition for your team is common practice.

Early Mitigation of Damages

Once again, UC Berkeley spotlighted in employment harassment suit

What a UC Berkeley honors graduate who came back to her alma mater last summer to work with a described "world-renowned professor of philosophy" as his assistant prior to embarking on a graduate program reasonably expected was s singular opportunity to grow in her chosen field.

A rare ruling on the enforceability of arbitration clauses

For businesses, arbitration represents an efficient and cost-effective means to resolve employment-related disputes outside of the courtroom. Rulings are final and binding with limited grounds for review or appeals. Final decisions are rarely made public, unlike court rulings.

Chick-fil-A accused of violating Americans with Disabilities Act

Chick-fil-A, a popular fast food chain with franchises ranging across the U.S. from California to the East Coast, is facing allegations of employment discrimination against disabled job applicants. A 25-year-old autistic man is suing both his local Chick-fil-A restaurant and its parent company Chick-fil-A Inc. for claims that they violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The plaintiff asserts he was denied a job at his town's Chick-fil-A exclusively because of his autism.

Recent Decisions by the SEC: Confidentiality Agreements

At the end of 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it paid more than $20 million to a whistleblower who helped the SEC find fraud within a company where this person was employed. This was only the most recent award in a long and impressive track record that totals over $100 million that the SEC has paid to whistleblowers who have highlighted cases of securities fraud for the SEC to investigate. In fact, multiple other publicly held companies were forced to pay large settlements to employees who the companies had prohibited from sharing confidential information with the SEC.

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