Ten long-time employees have filed a lawsuit against the California State Automobile Association (CSAA) in response to what the employees allege is a statewide campaign by CSAA to get rid of older, longtime sales agents from branch offices and move their jobs to out of state call centers.  The November 1, 2010 complaint defines 11 separate counts which justify the employees’ right to sue.

The former employees have 209 combined years of service at CSAA, and report unfair, discriminatory treatment of older, loyal employees of CSAA in branch offices from Fresno and Clovis to Antioch, Concord and Oakland.

Lead attorney for the Plaintiffs, Gary Gwilliam stated that, “We believe CSAA is engaging in a pattern and practice of intentionally getting rid of longtime loyal sales representatives.  This kind of conduct should not be tolerated, it’s shameful and it’s illegal.”

11 Causes of Action Justifying Suit Against CSAA

  1. Age Discrimination in Violation of FEHA
  2. Harassment
  3. Failure to Prevent Discrimination/Harassment
  4. Disability Discrimination in Violation of FEHA
  5. Retaliation in Violation of FEHA
  6. Violation of the California Medical Leave Act
  7. Wrongful Termination in Violation of Public Policy
  8. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
  9. Breach of Express/Implied Contract
  10. Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
  11. Violations of Labor Code §510

The demand for a jury trial has been filed with the Superior Court of California in Contra Costa County.

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A Pattern of Illegal Age Discrimination by the California State Auto Association

Judge Denies California State Automobile Association’s Request to Hold Separate Age Discrimination Trials

Ten Longtime CSAA Employees File Age Discrimination Lawsuit

January 24, 2011 | Employment Law

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4 responses to “11 Counts of Unfair Employment Acts Filed Against CSAA”

  1. CSAA sucks…defined pension benefit eliminated for employees (not management)…..no Roth 401K option for employees-as all major competitors offer….company benefits to employees dropping fast…management bonuses are the highest ever!!!

    • John,

      Thank you for providing this important insight. I can understand your frustration and dissatisfaction over this situation. Please feel free to keep us up to date on any new information or opinions you would like to share on this subject.


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