The Best and Worst Employment Cases of 2015
By Andrew H. Friedman
Andrew H. Friedman is a partner with Helmer Friedman LLP in Culver City, where he primarily represents employees in all areas of employment law. Mr. Friedman is the author of a leading employment law practice guide – Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases (James Publishing, 2007).
2015 continued a remarkable recent trend in which the California state and federal courts issued, on an almost daily basis, a deluge of employment decisions. Buried in this torrent of opinions are some cases – the "best" and the "worst" (depending on your perspective) – of which the employment practitioner must be aware. Before highlighting those cases, however, it is necessary to summarize several decisions from the U.S. and California Supreme Courts in 2015 that directly affect employers and employees.
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