Calif. Employers Still Waiting For Harris Ruling To Bear Fruit
By Erin Coe
Law360, San Diego (September 11, 2013, 10:32 PM EDT) -- California employers scored a legal victory in February when the state Supreme Court ruled they don’t have to pay damages when discrimination factors into a firing if the worker would have been terminated anyway for a legitimate reason, but lawyers say recent holdings in other discrimination cases indicate the Harris v. Santa Monica decision wasn't a clear-cut win.
The state high court’s ruling upheld a decision vacating a nearly $180,000 damages award to Wynona Harris, a fired Santa Monica bus driver who alleged she had been...