The Law at Work: Employee selection an artistic expression in Eddie Money case
The California Appeal recently ruled that a popular singer’s selection or rejection of a drummer for his band is a constitutionally protected act of artistic expression of broad public interest. Therefore, said the Court, the singer’s former drummer may not proceed with his claim for discriminatory termination against the singer unless the drummer can show at the outset of the litigation he is likely to prevail on that claim. In his The Law at Work column in the Union-Tribune, Shareholder Dan Eaton examines the ruling in a case brought by Glenn Symmonds, the former drummer in the band of singer-songwriter Eddie “Money” Mahoney.
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