Sheridan v. Touchstone Television Prod.Annotate this Case
Plaintiff was hired by Touchstone as an actress to appear in the television series "Desperate Housewives." Plaintiff filed suit against Touchstone under Labor Code section 6310, alleging that she was terminated in retaliation for her complaint about a battery allegedly committed on her by the show's creator, Marc Cherry. Plaintiff claimed that after she attempted to question Cherry about the script, he struck her in response. The trial court sustained Touchstone's demurrer to the complaint. The court reversed the judgment, concluding that plaintiff was not required to exhaust her administrative remedies under Labor Code sections 98.7 and 6312 by filing a claim with the Labor Commission.