San Francisco Discrimination Lawsuit Verdicts & Settlements
- $60 million – RECORD VERDICT –
California Jury Awards $50 Million in punitive damages, and above $11 Million in compensatory damages, to Arab-American FedEx ground/home delivery drivers, victims of ethnic discrimination and harassment.
- $2.5 million+ SETTLEMENT. Gender orientation discrimination and retaliation. Female employee of Fortune 500 Company brought a claim against her employer that she was terminated for having protested the use of homophobic slurs and statements in the workplace which were made by senior company executives. Employee was stripped of all responsibilities and slated for termination when she retained the Dolan Law Firm to file a complaint on her behalf. The matter was resolved without the need for a trial. The names and identities of the parties are withheld due to confidentiality agreements.
- $1.2 million
Race discrimination: The Dolan Law Firm represented an African-American man who sued a major corporation for racial discrimination in the workplace. The Plaintiff was called racial slurs such as “nigger” and “boy” and suffered other indignities including jokes about lynchings. The Plaintiff claimed his company failed to take proper steps to investigate and remedy the claims of harassment and, ultimately, he indicated he was forced to quit as a result of this behavior. The matter was resolved prior to trial and the names and identifying factors have been withheld due to a confidentiality agreement.
- $750,000 SETTLEMENT, disability discrimination of a disfigured amputee by a large corporation. An employee who had suffered burns, losing his hands and disfiguring his face, was denied employment because of his burns. Names confidential as condition of settlement.
- $710,000 SETTLEMENT for race and sexual orientation discrimination. The Dolan Law Firm represented four employees of a major corporation for discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. Derogatory and racial slurs were frequently used in the workplace by managers when referring to The Dolan Law Firm clients. When the clients complained nothing was done to correct the harassment, rather the clients were retaliated against and/or wrongfully terminated. The matter was resolved prior to trial. The names and identities of the parties are withheld due to confidentiality agreements being entered into.
- $650,000 SETTLEMENT, Pregnancy discrimination, San Francisco, California. A pregnant woman was harassed, called a “fat cow,” asked to provide breast milk to her supervisor, denied full pregnancy disability leave, and demoted based on the perception that she would not be able to do her job while raising a family. Names confidential as condition of settlement.
- $545,000 SETTLEMENT, disability discrimination (mental depression), failure to provide medical leave, failure to accommodate (provide time off work for hospitalization), and wrongful discharge. A sixty year-old employee of a major financial institution was denied the right to take time off to seek psychiatric care for depression. Disciplinary action started after requested time off, leading to termination the day before medical leave was to be taken. Names confidential as condition of settlement.
- $435,000 SETTLEMENT, housing discrimination case in which a San Francisco man with AIDS was denied an apartment because of his disease. Names confidential as condition of settlement.
- $345,000 VERDICT, jury trial, Justet v. United Airlines, San Francisco Superior Court. Disability discrimination/failure to accommodate. Case brought by a diabetic who required sick time because of distal neuropathy. United stopped providing the accommodation that it had offered for eight years and began disciplining the employee. The defendants made a $200,000 offer before trial. Attorneys’ fees pending because United filed bankruptcy.
- $200,000 gender discrimination, Hastings v. Seton Medical Center, Daughters of Charity. Charlene Hastings, a transgender woman, sought to have breast augmentation surgery done at Seton Hospital, a hospital run by the Daughters of Charity, a Catholic-affiliated facility. The hospital provided breast augmentation services for other women, but Ms. Hastings alleged that the hospital refused to provide her with breast augmentation surgery. Ms. Hastings claimed that hospital administrators indicated they would not provide sex surgery for her, a transgender, because “God made her a man.” Ms. Hastings brought suit pursuant to the UNRUH Act, California Civil Code, Section 51.7, et seq., which prohibits discrimination in the provision of goods, services and contracting. This law requires that businesses treat all people equally regardless of their race, sex, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability, age and transgender status. Following the filing of the lawsuit, Seton Hospital agreed to change its policy so as to provide for plastic surgeries on transgender women to the same extent it would provide them for other women. The hospital also agreed to pay Ms. Hastings $200,000.
- Six figures SETTLEMENT, Failure to Accommodate Disability. Mr. Dolan and Ms. Pusey recently assisted a man who suffered life-threatening, disabling injuries while riding his motorcycle to work in San Francisco. The plaintiff remained in a coma for four days after he was run off the freeway by an unidentified driver who failed to stop. The plaintiff’s roommate called the plaintiff’s employer and notified them that the plaintiff was severely injured and was in the hospital. As soon as the plaintiff was released from the hospital, he visited his place of employment to provide them with information about his disabling condition. The plaintiff was promised job security and told to focus on “getting better.” The plaintiff returned to the workplace several times throughout his recovery to provide his employer with medical documentation. On the last visit, only weeks before the plaintiff was to be released to work, he was told that his employment was terminated. The plaintiff submitted a demand letter and the parties participated in a pre-litigation mediation. The opening offer of settlement was $7,500. The plaintiff was able to contact another manager from the employer during the mediation who confirmed that management knew of the plaintiff’s condition prior to submitting termination paperwork. The case ultimately settled in the six figures.
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