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Joaquin v. City of Los Angeles, No. B226685, California Court of Appeal (January 23, 2012)

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Court Rejects FEHA Claim Brought by Employee Fired for Allegedly Filing False Harassment Complaint

Ogletree Deakins • January 26, 2012
Earlier this week, a state appellate court held that an employee failed to introduce substantial evidence under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) that his employer’s decision to terminate his employment was motivated by retaliatory animus. According to the California Court of Appeal, the employee, who was fired for allegedly making false statements related to his sexual harassment complaint against his supervisor, could not show that his employer’s stated reason for firing him was pretextual. Joaquin v. City of Los Angeles, No. B226685, California Court of Appeal (January 23, 2012).