Calif. Agency Asks To Join WinCo Discrimination Suit

Law360, San Francisco (March 3, 2014, 7:08 PM EST) -- The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing urged a California federal judge on Monday to let it intervene in a WinCo Foods LLC employee's discrimination suit against the grocery chain, saying her case could impact larger efforts to prove WinCo illegally discriminates against pregnant and disabled workers.

An adverse ruling in Victoria Stowers' case, which accuses WinCo of firing her after she requested medical leave to recover from a hysterectomy, could jeopardize an 18-month DFEH investigation into the company's employment policies, many of which are...
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