Jury Awards Ex-LA City Employee $3.25M In Race Bias Row

Law360, Los Angeles (August 13, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT) -- A California state jury handed a former Los Angeles city employee a $3.25 million win Monday after unanimously finding the plaintiff’s claims of disability and race harassment, retaliation and discrimination against the city to be valid.

Plaintiff James Duffy, 63, who had worked as a gardener for the city’s Department of Recreation and Parks for 20 years, claimed that he was forced to retire after three of his supervisors perpetuated a number of discriminatory and harassing incidents. Duffy said the discrimination and harassment escalated after he...
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