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Prosthetics company accused of discrimination by employee

A prosthetics business has been accused of discrimination by an employee in California. The employee, a woman, has sued the business. She claims the company discriminated against her, retaliated against her and even wrongfully terminated her from employment. She resides in Placer County.

The complaint against Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics was filed on July 28 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. The complaint claims that the company allowed the employee to be harassed during her time of employment with the company.

The plaintiff, 56, began working for the company back in 1995. The lawsuit states that the plaintiff suffered damages due to being harassed. This led to her going out on medical leave because of depression, anxiety and stress. According to the complaint, the company terminated the plaintiff from her job because she took the medical leave. The plaintiff said employment was terminated in January of 2016.

The plaintiff is asking for a trial by jury in this case and is seeking all of the following:

  • General, consequential and special damages
  • All legal fees paid
  • Exemplary damages
  • Non-economic damages
  • Economic damages
  • Interest
  • Any other relief the court feels is necessary

Neither the plaintiff nor the company commented on the complaint filed at the end of July.

Employment discrimination in California is something that should never be taken lightly. An experienced employment law attorney in Sherman Oaks can answer all of your questions, guide you in the right direction and help you file a claim if you have been discriminated against by your employer.

Source: Northern California Record, "Employee accuses prosthetics business of discrimination," Wadi Reformado, Aug. 01, 2017

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