Verizon California defeats class certification in putative class action alleging multiple violations of California Family Rights Act et al.
Clients Verizon California Inc.
Jones Day represented Verizon in a putative class action alleging that Verizon violated the California Family Rights Act ("CFRA"), a California statute similar to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), in numerous ways and seeking to recover compensatory damages (including back pay and damages for emotional distress), punitive damages, and reinstatement of all employees who were discharged in the last four years due to absences that would have been protected by the CFRA if Verizon had complied with the CFRA. Trial court denied Plaintiff's motion to certify the class, thereby reducing the case to a single-plaintiff employment discrimination matter. The case thereafter was settled on mutually agreeable terms.
Schreckengost v. Verizon California Inc., Case No. BC365226 (Los Angeles County Superior Court)