California’s courtrooms are likely to be filled with employment cases for the foreseeable future. California has a significant and growing body of laws governing the field of employment. These include detailed regulations concerning wages and hours, which have been the grist for numerous class action lawsuits. There are also serious state laws forbidding discrimination against employees based upon factors including race, gender, age and medical condition.
The latter were at issue in the recent trial of claims by longtime Los Angeles Times sports writer T.J. Simers that he was effectively fired from the Times due to age and medical condition. Simers resigned from the paper in September 2013, allegedly under pressure from the Times due to his age and medical condition, a recent mild stroke. read more