Ex-Safeway Worker's Suit Revived In Gay-Pride Poster Row

Law360, New York (August 1, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court found Wednesday that Safeway Inc.’s firing of an employee who removed a poster promoting gay and lesbian pride month was not covered under a state law that protects businesses and individuals from lawsuits that restrict their free speech rights.

Describing its ruling as a “close call,” the California Court of Appeal for the Fifth Appellate District overturned a lower court’s decision that granted Safeway’s anti-SLAPP motion and dismissed a suit brought against the grocery chain by former employee Juan Nava. Nava alleges...
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