Bloomberg Law
March 17, 2022, 4:08 PM

California Justices Asked About Employer Agents’ Bias Liability

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

The Ninth Circuit asked the California Supreme Court whether workers can hold business entities that act as agents of their employers or prospective employers directly liable under the state’s job bias law.

Two Golden State residents allege that a clinic medically screened them at the direction of their prospective employers and violated their rights to be free from disability discrimination and improper and intrusive medical inquiries.

“California has millions of employees who could be impacted by a decision defining the scope of liability” of such business entities under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for ...

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