California Supreme Court Watch

Apr 27, 2022
Raines v. U.S. Healthworks Medical Group, S273630.

#22-107 Raines v. U.S. Healthworks Medical Group, S273630. (9th Cir. No. 21-55229; 28 F.4th 968; Southern District of California; No. 3:19-cv-01539-DMS-DEB.) Request under California Rules of Court, rule 8.548, that this court decide a question of California law presented in a matter pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The question presented is: Does California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, which defines “employer” to include “any person acting as an agent of an employer” (Gov. Code, § 12926, subd. (d)), permit a business entity acting as an agent of an employer to be held directly liable for employment discrimination?

Request for certification granted: 4/27/2022

Case fully briefed: 9/06/2022

See the Court of Appeals Opinion.

See the Order Certifying Question to the Supreme Court of California.