California Supreme Court: Whistleblower Has No Right to Jury Trial

California Employment Law Letter

Elizabeth J. Boca, an Associate in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s San Francisco office, authored an article in California Employment Law Letter, titled “California Supreme Court: Whistleblower Has No Right to Jury Trial.” (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

On April 10, 2017, the California Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether an employee has the right to a jury trial in a whistleblower claim under Health and Safety Code Section 1287.5 (g). The Supreme Court ruled that there is no right to a jury trial under Section 1278.5(g), but an employee can still obtain a jury trial on a claim that the underlying public policy was violated.