LA Firm Used Racist, Homophobic Slurs In Office, Suit Says

Law360, New York (July 22, 2013, 1:17 PM EDT) -- A Los Angeles personal injury firm and one of its name partners were hit with a strongly worded lawsuit from a former legal assistant Friday, accusing the firm of wide-ranging discrimination and harassment.

Anthony Joseph Rodriguez, a former calendar clerk and assistant who says he was fired from Carpenter Zuckerman & Rowley LLP last month, claims he was subjected to a hostile workplace and discrimination based on his sexual orientation, his ethnicity and his physical disabilities.

The complaint, which singles out partner Paul S. Zuckerman, is chock full of salacious accusations, among them that he used dozens of offensive slurs for...

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