Court rejects fee award for supervisor who prevailed on FEHA harassment claim

A Beverly Hills employee charged that the city and her supervisor subjected her to unlawful harassment. After the employee failed to prove her harassment claim at trial, the supervisor filed a motion for prevailing party attorneys' fees. The trial court refused to award the supervisor his fees because the employee's lawsuit had not been frivolous. The court of appeal affirmed that the frivolousness standard applies to both employees' and employers' requests for attorneys' fees under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

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