Law Clerk's Lies, Not Discrimination, Led To Firing, Firm Says

Law360, Los Angeles (July 31, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT) -- A Los Angeles personal injury firm accused of subjecting a former calendar clerk to racist and homophobic harassment and discrimination urged a California judge on Thursday to toss the clerk’s employment suit, saying he was fired for lying, not for any discriminatory reason.

Linda C. Miller Savitt of Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP, representing defendant Carpenter Zuckerman & Rowley LLP, urged Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard L. Fruin to grant the firm's motion for summary judgment on former calendar clerk and legal assistant Anthony Joseph Rodriguez's claims of discrimination under the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Savitt said the...

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