Domino's Held Liable For Harassment By Franchise Workers

Law360, New York (June 28, 2012, 6:14 PM EDT) -- Even if franchise restaurants have agreements deeming them independent contractors, parent companies can be held liable for sexual harassment and wrongful termination if they exercise significant control over operations at individual locations, a California appeals court ruled Wednesday in a case involving Domino's Pizza LLC.

The ruling by the California Court of Appeal for the Second District overturned a state Superior Court's decision that Domino's was not on the hook for damages after an employee at a franchise location in Ventura County accused her assistant manager...
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