Calif. Court To Weigh If Workers’ Lies Can End Their Suits

Law360, San Diego (March 13, 2014, 10:13 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court is poised to tackle a dispute over whether an employer can successfully fight a discrimination suit by alleging a worker provided false information about his immigration status, giving the court an opportunity to clarify the scope of companies' affirmative defenses when workers lie to them, lawyers say.

The state’s high court on April 2 is set to hear oral arguments in Vicente Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co., after a state appellate court in 2011 upheld the dismissal of Salas’ disability discrimination case...
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