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Appellate Panel Challenges Peers' Ruling in Exclusive Remedy Decision

By Emily Brill (Reporter)

Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 1163 | 0 | 0 min read

A California appellate court panel ruled that an employee may pursue a tort claim against her supervisor for intentional infliction of emotional distress, creating a conflict with another panel's reading of a 2008 state Supreme Court opinion. The 1st Division of the 4th District court decided Tuesday that Miklosy v. Regents of the University of California allows Melony Light to sue her supervisor for intentional infliction of emotional distress because her supervisor's behavior may have violated the Fair Employment and Housing Act. The 3rd Division of the same court rea...

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