Our client, a nationwide manufacturer, was sued by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) after the claimant alleged the company did not hire him because of his disability. The DFEH refused to agree to a reasonable settlement forcing us to file a summary judgment motion. The DFEH was so convinced by our motion that it settled the case for a nominal amount rather than file an opposition. In the course of the litigation, the client learned better how to protect itself from claims of discriminatory failure to hire by documenting the reasons for the hiring decision, including why unsuccessful applicants were not hired.
Superior Court of California, County of Orange