Military contractor must prove worker was employee to avoid suit

– Advertisement – An appeals court in Texas on Wednesday ruled that a military contractor must prove a worker was an employee to avoid a “substantial jury award” over negligence stemming from a workplace accident in 2016. Addison, Texas-based King Aerospace, hired by the U.S. Army to maintain aircraft, was sued by Jorge Hernandez, who … Read more

Tesla likely must face California agency’s race bias suit

– Advertisement – (Reuters) — A California state judge on Wednesday said he would likely deny Tesla Inc.’s bid to dismiss a lawsuit by the state’s civil rights agency accusing the electric car maker of widespread race discrimination at an assembly plant. California Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo in Oakland in a tentative written order rejected Tesla’s claims that the lawsuit would be unmanageable because … Read more

EEOC files sexual harassment, retaliation suit against winery

– Advertisement – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit on Thursday against a California winery and its parent company. The EEOC filed suit against Paso Robles, California-based Justin Vineyards & Winery LLC and its parent company, The Wonderful Co. LLC, based in Los Angeles, in U.S. District Court … Read more

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