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A lawyer for Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.’s ex-general counsel told a California federal jury during opening arguments in his retaliation suit Tuesday that the company fired him for blowing the whistle on its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance in China, while Bio-Rad countered that he was an ill-tempered lawyer terminated for incompetence.
With the U.S. Supreme Court set to consider whether businesses can force employees to waive the right to collectively pursue employment-related claims, attorneys say the outcome could hinge on the person President-elect Donald Trump chooses to fill the high court’s vacant seat.
A San Francisco judge said at a hearing Tuesday that Cisco can’t arbitrate claims brought by a former services product manager suing the company for age discrimination, saying an arbitration clause was so buried in her contract that a reasonable reader would assume it only applied to intellectual property, not employment claims.
Stryker Corp. has been slapped with a whistleblower lawsuit in New Jersey state court by a former specialist alleging that he was fired about a year ago for refusing to perform surgeries without supervision or the certification needed to conduct the procedures on his own.
Uber sued the city of Seattle in Washington state court Tuesday to block rules permitting for-hire drivers to participate in collective bargaining opportunities, alleging they run afoul of the state’s constitution.