Domino’s Harassment Case Could Put Franchisors On Hot Seat

Law360, San Diego (October 11, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT) -- In taking up a sexual harassment case against Domino's Pizza LLC, the California Supreme Court is set to consider whether a parent company can be held liable for a franchisee's alleged employment law violations, and a ruling against Domino's could lead to more litigation against big-name franchisors, attorneys said Thursday.

The state high court on Wednesday granted Domino’s petition to review the case after a California appeals court found in June that even if franchise restaurants have agreements deeming them independent contractors, parent companies like Domino’s...
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