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Ellis v. U.S. Security Associates, A136028

Dismissal of plaintiff's employment discrimination action alleging three claims under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and two nonstatutory claims is reversed and remanded, where: 1) defendant had a policy that employees agree upon hiring that any claim or lawsuit must be filed no more than six months after the date of the employment action, and waive any statute of limitations to the contrary, which plaintiff signed; 2) plaintiff filed her action after the six month cut-off date in the agreement; but 3) the shortened limitation provision is unreasonable and against public policy.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/20/2014
  • Published 03/20/2014

Judges

  • RICHMAN

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel