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California Appellate Court Addresses When Employers Are Liable For Injuries Caused By Their Employees
Under facts never before addressed by a California court, a California Court of Appeal recently ruled that when an on-duty employee injures an individual while engaging in arguably personal pursuits, the employer is still liable for the injuries.
United States
10 Nov 2011
A Railroad Union Representative Is Not Protected From Discipline When Offering A Bribe To An Arbitration Witness
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that there is no per se immunity from discipline for the conduct of employees working in their union representational capacity who violate clear company policy, and that a contrary holding would upset the delicate balance of discipline that is subject to arbitration under the Railway Labor Act (RLA).
United States
22 Dec 2009
Attorneys Hired By Employers In New Jersey To Investigate Complaints Of Workplace Harassment May Be Sued By Complainant
In a case of great significance to attorneys hired by employers to investigate claims of workplace harassment and the employers that hire them, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey has held in Spagnola v. Town of Morristown (Civ. Action No. 05-577, Dec. 7, 2006), that a plaintiff may sue the investigating attorney for negligent misrepresentation even where there is no attorney-client relationship between the complainant and the attorney.
United States
3 Jan 2007
Public Employers Gain Measure of Protection for Employment Decisions Based on Statements Made as Part of Job Duties
The United States Supreme Court's decision in Garcetti, et al. v. Ceballos (Case No. 04-473, May 30, 2006) offers some protection to public employers regarding employment decisions based on statements made as part of an employee's official duties.
United States
4 Jul 2006
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