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Discoverable Witness Statements in California

In a March 4, 2010 published opinion by California's Fifth Appellate Court District, plaintiffs in a wrongful death case were granted discovery of witness statements taken by investigators employed by Defendant State of California, who were acting on the direction of defense counsel. The defense...

Importance of Engaging in Interactive Process Emphasized by Recent Trial Court Verdicts

A recent $1.5 million jury verdict in a Northern California Federal Court, applying the California Fair Employment and Housing Act to a Tennessee Corporation doing business in California, found that the Defendant retailer had failed to engage in the interactive process required by FEHA. The interactive...

California Employee Must Request Accommodation to Trigger Interactive Process

The 4th District Court of Appeals has reversed a 6 figure award for employment discrimination in a FEHA claim arising from a work related injury to a water plant treatment worker who was unable to return to her usual and customary job. The Court ruled the applicant failed to provide any indication to...

Vocational Expert Failed to Explain Why Sit-Stand Station Could Not Accommodate Applicant: Cal. Comp. Cases April Advanced Postings (4/10/2013)

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the April 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Janie Seymour-Jackson, Petitioner...

Workers’ Compensation, Return to Work, and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Best practices for complying with the spirit and law of the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended in 2009 Roger Rabb, J.D., Special Correspondent for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter Employers dealing with injured workers are often preoccupied in the early stages of the...