Discrimination, Racial

County of Los Angeles whistleblower. $257K.

African-American manager in LA County Tax Collector's office says he was retaliated against after blowing whistle on the activities of a senior manager.

  • Case Name: Winston v. County of Los Angeles
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Contract worker for Tesla experiences persistent racial harassment. $137M.

African-American male, a contract worker, says Tesla failed to stop persistent racial harassment at its Fremont plant.

  • Case Name: Owen Diaz v. Tesla, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, October 04, 2021

Vice president said to mishandle transgender person's complaint. VP is fired. $300K arb award.

Long-time employee, a Latina, is said to have allowed a hostile work environment, so the company fired her.

  • Case Name: Marisol Carrillo v. Renfro Corporation dba K Bell Socks
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, May 17, 2021

Cal State Park officers go skinny-dipping at beach wedding, only Hispanic officer is disciplined. $325K. Orange County.

Hispanic State Parks officer goes skinny-dipping with white officers at wedding on the beach.  He is later subject to discipline while white officers are not.

  • Case Name: Ennio Rocca v. California Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Salesman fired in retaliation after complaints of racial harassment. $822K. Los Angeles County.

African-American beverage salesman says his Korean-American supervisor racially harassed him.

  • Case Name: Jimmy Saxton v. Hip Hop Beverage Corp. et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

African American says his Caltrans co-workers racially harassed and discriminated against him. $1M. Los Angeles County.

Caltrans worker says he complained repeatedly but supervisors failed to act.

  • Case Name: Scudder v. Caltrans
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, March 09, 2018

Custodians of college district claim age and racial discrimination. Defense verdict. Orange County.

White supervisor is hired to manage Black and Hispanic long-time custodians. They claim he used racial slurs and harassed them. The jury rendered a defense verdict as against all plaintiffs.

  • Case Name: Luis Rivas, et al. v. North Orange County Community College District, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, February 08, 2018

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

Firefighter claims racial discrimination. Defense verdict.

Plaintiff claimed that he experienced a racially hostile work environment and was retaliated against by defendants after filing a race discrimination complaint with the City.

  • Case Name: Ronald El-Malik Curtis v. City of Oakland, Jennifer Ray, Joseph Torres, John Farrell and Gerald A. Simon
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Restaurant worker claims racial and sexual harassment, wrongful termination. $1.6 million. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff's symptoms of schizophrenia re-appear after stress of harassment on the job. $1,500,000 awarded in non-economic damages.

  • Case Name: Daniel Beasley v. East Coast Foods, Inc. d.b.a. Roscoe's House of Chicken n' Waffles
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, September 08, 2015

White LA city employee claims racial discrimination against Caucasians. $3.25 million. Los Angeles County.

Los Angeles city gardener, a 63-year-old white man, says Hispanic foreman discriminated against him; that the City regularly discriminated against Caucasian employees in his department.

  • Case Name: James Duffy v. City of Los Angeles
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Sunday, August 11, 2013

Defense verdict in claim of racial discrimination by city librarian. Los Angeles County.

  • Case Name: Nora Cofie v. City of Los Angeles
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, May 20, 2013