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California suit alleges wrongful termination and discrimination

| Jan 11, 2018 | Firm News, Wrongful Termination |

Diversity in the workplaces of California is one of the main causes of the state’s economic strength. The best managers and employees support this diversity, and the laws of the Golden State underpin one of the most progressive agendas in ensuring all types of people can work without fear of harassment or discrimination.

There are many options for employees and supervisors who believe they have been the victim of workplace discrimination or wrongful termination based on gender, ethnicity or disability. An attorney can help these victims maintain and advance their career options, sue for reinstatement or claim financial damages based on this negative experience.

A florist of Asian heritage is suing her former employer for wrongful termination, claiming she was constantly harassed and subjected to poor working conditions. The suit claims her former supervisor made disparaging remarks about her race and forced her to work in excessive heat, claiming it would not affect her as badly as a non-Asian person.

The florist was terminated after she refused to do a dangerous job that she was not trained to perform. A co-worker who took over cut his finger during the process. As she left, the florist was fired by the supervisor who had allegedly been harassing her for more than a year.

The lawsuit seeks damages based on allegations of race discrimination and harassment, as well as intentional affliction of emotional distress. Since she was fired, it also claims damages for wrongful termination and, since she refused to work in dangerous conditions, whistleblower retaliation as well.

Source: Beverly Hills Patch, “Ex-Hotel Employee Sues Beverly Hills Hotel, Alleges Racism,” Emily Holland, Jan. 08, 2018