ARBITRATION VICTORY: ARBITRATION VICTORY IN EMPLOYMENT CASE
Call & Jensen attorneys David Sugden and Jacqueline Beaumont obtained a complete arbitration victory for their client, a professional services organization, in an employment discrimination lawsuit made under California’s Fair Employment & Housing Act. The claimant had initially filed the lawsuit in civil court, but the Firm successfully compelled arbitration. Following the arbitration hearing on the merits, the arbitrator entered an award for the Firm’s client on all causes of action, including discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and failure to provide reasonable accommodation. Call & Jensen obtained judgment on each issue presented, including a ruling that Call & Jensen’s client, who was alleged to be a joint employer, did not hold the requisite responsibility over the claimant’s employment to be charged with a duty to engage in the interactive process.