An employee attacked in a parking lot cannot hold the lot owner liable for failing to protect him from an unforeseen attack, according to the California Court of Appeal. (Ericson v. Federal Express, California Court of Appeal, No. D049934, 2008)
A federal court has ruled that an employee may pursue her religious discrimination claim against her employer. The employee argued that she could not follow company policy and receive a flu shot because it was against her religion, veganism. The court is allowing the case to proceed, ruling that the employee should be given the opportunity to prove that veganism meets the requirements of religious belief under discrimination statutes.