Court: U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

In Fried v. Wynn Las Vegas, LLC, 20-15710, 2021 WL 5366989 (9th Cir. (Nev.) Nov. 18, 2021), the court reversed and remanded a district court decision granting defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Plaintiff, a male manicurist…

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In Maner v. Dignity Health, 18-17159, 2021 WL 3699780 (9th Cir. Aug. 20, 2021), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s gender discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil rights Act of 1964, on a “paramour preference” theory. From the decision: In this appeal,…

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In a recent decision, Simmons v. Safeway, Inc. d/b/a Haggen Food and Pharmacy et al., 19-35715 (9th Circuit Aug. 5, 2020) (deemed “not for publication”),[1]General information about this practice here the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a summary judgment granted to defendant in plaintiff’s sexual harassment case asserted under Title VII…

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In a recent decision, captioned Judd v. Weinstein, 2:18-cv-05724 (9th Cir. July 29, 2020), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit revived Ashely Judd’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, overturning a district court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s claim under § 51.9 of the California Civil Code. From the Opinion: In sum, we conclude…

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In Rizo v. Yovino, No. 16-15372 (9th Cir. Apr. 9, 2018) (en banc), an en banc (i.e., full) panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that prior salary alone or in combination with other factors cannot justify a wage differential between male and female employees under the “catchall” exception of the…

Read More Ninth Circuit Holds that Salary History May Not Justify Gender Pay Differential Under the Equal Pay Act [Rizo v. Yovino]
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