Discrimination, ADA

Design assistant terminated after repetitive injury claim. $210K. Los Angeles County.

Worker reports injury but is not referred to worker's comp. 

  • Case Name: Cordero v. Catwalk to Sidewalk Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Mechanic sues after he is told that boss referred to him by using the "N" word. $176K. Orange County.

Mechanic sues boss for racial discrimination and many other causes of action.

  • Case Name: Barry Ware v. JKM Equipment, Inc., et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

15-year supermarket employee fired while on medical leave. $578K. San Mateo County.

Supermarket bakery/deli manager loses her job when communication with employer breaks down during pregnancy/medical leave.

  • Case Name: Keri Sullivan v. Save Mart Supermarkets, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, September 29, 2017

Manufacturing plant supervisor suffers multiple injuries on the job, later fired. $15M. Los Angeles County.

Manufacturing plant supervisor takes a lot of time off due to on-the-job injuries; he's demoted, later fired.  Company says he was soliciting bribes from vendors.

  • Case Name: Astorga v. Snap-On Logistics
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Healthcare employer fires supervisor after medical leave. $420K. Yuba County.

20-year employee seeks to return to work with medical limitations; employer fails to accomodate her, then terminates her.

  • Case Name: Abinante v. The Fremont-Rideout Health Group
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

AT&T call center rep takes a lot of medical leave, is terminated after 10 years. Claims retaliation, wrongful termination. $2M. San Diego County.

Service rep works ten years for phone company call center, is fired after she continually misses work; employer says that's not why she was fired – that she repeatedly failed to meet national standards.

  • Case Name: Angela Hernandez v. Pacific Bell Telephone Company, dba AT&T California, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sports columnist for LA Times claims constructive termination; $7.1 million. Reduced on JNOV.

Long-time sports columnist for LA Times with national reputation claims he was discriminated against, constructively terminated. Judge later grants motion for JNOV, reduces verdict to zero.

  • Case Name: Simers v. Tribune Company
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, November 04, 2015

$550,000 verdict for custodian in ADA discrimination case. San Bernardino County.

Long-time custodian with bad back says he can't use ladder and requests accommodation from school district employer; denied as essential function of job. He was later terminated.

  • Case Name: Joseph Snead v. Chino Valley Unified School District
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Psychiatrist claims ADHD, depression and does not receive accommodations at work. $1.6 million verdict. San Diego County.

Psychiatrist working for state at prison hospital claims she suffers from ADHD and depression, asks for accommodations but says she was refused. 

  • Case Name: Doe Psychiatrist v. California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, February 13, 2014

$75,290 jury verdict for employment disability discrimination; stipulated judgment of $175,000 prior to punitive damages phase. Orange County.

Plaintiff was fired from her job one day after requesting medical leave.

  • Case Name: Maly Sun v. Transit Air Cargo Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, March 07, 2012