Calif. High Court To Mull 'Honest Belief' In Med-Leave Firing

Law360, New York (February 15, 2013, 5:25 PM EST) -- California's high court on Wednesday agreed to consider whether an employer justifiably can fire a worker based on an “honest belief” that the employee is improperly working a second job while on medical leave.

The California Supreme Court court will hear an appeal by Autonation Inc. and other owners of a Toyota dealership in Cerritos, Calif., contesting a California appeals court decision that they violated the California Family Rights Act by firing Avery Richey, a sales manager at the dealership, about a month before he was...
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