Thursday, November 01, 2012

Alamo v. Practice Mgm't Info. Corp. (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 18, 2012)

I'm glad that Justice Zelon decided to publish this opinion.  If only to remind employers that even if you're not totally happy with a particular employee, it's incredibly unwise to pull her into the office and fire her three hours after she returns from a three-month maternity leave.

The jury decides it's pregnancy discrimination.  The Court of Appeal affirms.

Defendant should be happy to only get spanked for $10,000 in damages and $50,000 in attorney's fees.  Could have been much, much worse.