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Cook Brown works with employers to develop optimum and creative strategies for defending against employee claims in jury and bench trials in state and federal courts, before administrative tribunals (such as the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, and National Labor Relations Board; the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and Labor Commissioner; and Fed-OSHA and Cal-OSHA), and in court-ordered or private arbitration.

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Medical Leave: How and Why Chipotle Prevailed in a High-Stakes Pregnancy Discrimination Trial

A Southern California jury has decided that Chipotle Mexican Grill did not unlawfully discriminate when it fired a manager after she suffered a miscarriage and failed to return from a 12-week medical leave.

Are there lessons here for California employers? What workplace policies helped the jurors understand Chipotle’s point of view? Can those same policies help other employers avoid risk?

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