Michael S. Kun, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm’s Los Angeles office, discusses this year’s developments in California Labor and Employment law with Law360, in “The Biggest California Employment Cases of 2015,” by Aaron Vehling. (Read the full version – subscription required.)
Following is an excerpt:
The case’s tabloid appeal aside, the fact that Kleiner Perkins’ prevailed showcases the need for employers to have solid nondiscriminatory reasons for making employment decisions, according to Mike Kun, a member of Epstein Becker Green’s labor and employment practice.
Kleiner seemed to make sure its employment decisions were not based on discriminatory reasons and ensured they could defend themselves if challenged, Kun said.
“Employers need to be sensitive to these types of issues,” he said.
The case is Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC, case number CGC12520719, in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.