Contract Can't Limit FEHA Time To Sue: Calif. Appeals Court

Law360, Los Angeles (March 21, 2014, 6:22 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court found on Thursday that employers cannot contractually shorten the time an employee has to sue the company under the state Fair Employment and Housing Act, the state’s first published ruling on the subject.

Siding with an employee whose sexual harassment and retaliation suit didn’t survive a summary judgment motion at the trial court level, the three-judge panel determined that the contract signed by plaintiff Ashley Ellis when she applied for a job as a security guard wasn’t enforceable, because it illegally limited...
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