Tag Archives: ADA

Return to Work Guidance

Stage 2 Guidelines for Reopening of Businesses California Will Move into Stage 2 of Modifying the State’s Stay-at-Home Order Tomorrow, May 8, 2020 Stage 2 sectors include some retail, manufacturing, and logistics businesses with modifications such as curbside pickup. However, not all Stage 2 businesses will be able to open Friday with modifications. Some examples of businesses… Read More »

BEWARE: ADA Claims Apply to Websites

The focal point of this newsletter is catalyzed by the onslaught of claims received by clients in the past few months relating to business websites and their lack of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The ADA and its California counterparts, the California Disabled Persons Act and Unruh Civil Rights Act, govern places… Read More »


FRANCHISOR LIABLE? In Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza, the plaintiff alleged that she had been sexually harassed by her supervisor.  She sued both her direct employer, who was a franchisee of Domino’s Pizza, as well as Domino’s Pizza itself as the franchisor.  Plaintiff claimed that Domino’s Pizza was liable because it was her joint employer, and… Read More »


Is Gossip Allowed? Water cooler talk, i.e. office gossip, has been a seemingly timeless thorn in many employers’ sides, particularly because of the decrease in worker productivity that such gossip can cause.  As such, some employers–with Section 7 rights being the furthest thing from their mind–have tried to limit such non-productive time by adopting policies… Read More »