Crazy Lawsuit #10

$400,000 to man fired for being gay

“A medical assistant from Long Beach, CA, was recently awarded $400,000 after a jury found that his company discriminated against him for being gay.

Edward Martinez claimed he was regularly called gay slurs and was made fun of in front of customers for his sexual orientation.

Martinez complained a number of times about the behavior. In response, the Spring Family Medical Group fired him.”

It has been said that the owner of Spring Family Medical Group, Jared Piety was not aware that Martinez was gay. With Martinez’s evidence of being mocked during work in front of patients, lead him to win the case.

 

http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20140124/jury-awards-long-beach-man-nearly-400k-in-discrimination-suit

http://www.hrmorning.com/employment-law-roundup-3-cases-where-firms-lost-big-this-week/

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