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Unsuccessful Comp Defense Barred Same Defense in FEHA Claim

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 1694 | 7 | 51 min read

A California appellate court ruled that an employer could not present evidence of its nondiscriminatory, good-faith reasons for firing a worker as part of its defense to a wrongful termination suit. The case was Fields v. Interim Inc. Tommie Fields had worked for Interim Inc. as a counselor for 22 years. Interim provides housing and related services to adults with mental health disabilities. In April 2010, Interim placed Fields on disciplinary probation for failing to complete paperwork, using the phone excessively, missing too many days of work and refusing to work a regular sche...

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