Calif. Court Nixes Individual Liability For Retaliation

Law360, New York (March 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- California's highest court handed a boost to managers and businesses alike on Monday, ruling that individual employees cannot be held personally liable for acts of retaliation.

The 4-3 opinion of the California Supreme Court drew on an earlier ruling by the court that, although an employer may be held liable for discrimination under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, nonemployer individuals are not personally liable for that discrimination.

The same reasoning applies to actions for retaliation, the court said Monday, ruling that FEHA clearly holds...
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