Restaurant chain Chipotle victorious in employee’s discrimination lawsuit

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A California jury sided with Chipotle Mexican Grill in early February in a disability discrimination case involving a former assistant store manager, Lucia Cortez. Cortez claims that, after years of fertility issues and trying to conceive without success, she became pregnant but then suffered a miscarriage while at work. She says that as a result […]

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UCLA’s decreased disability insurance disadvantages new parents

Decreased Disability Insurance

The University of California (UC) recently decreased its disability insurance benefits, which could negatively affect parents who use disability insurance as a form of parental leave. In 2017, the UC’s disability insurance only covers 60 percent of an employee’s income for six weeks, compared to 70 percent in 2016. The decrease in benefits could mean […]

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Employer may be liable for “associational” disability

Associational Disability

In Castro-Ramirez v. Dependable Highway Express, Inc., the California Court of Appeals upheld a finding that it is illegal to terminate someone based on associational discrimination, such as when the individual must care for an immediate family member with a disability. Luis Castro-Ramirez had allegedly arranged a work schedule with his supervisors for several years […]

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