An employee who claims she was discriminatorily deprived of a promotion must file the claim within a limited period after the discriminatory conduct occurred. Some courts say the claim arises when the employer decides not to provide the promotion. Other courts say it’s when the employer actually fills the job. Which is correct? Neither, said the California Supreme Court, setting a new rule that a claim arises when an employee knows or reasonably should know of the refusal to promote her.
Pamela Pollock is a customer service representative at Tri-Modal Distribution Services, Inc., a