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Discriminated Firefighter Receives $1 Million Verdict

Discriminated Firefighter Receives $1 Million Verdict

Discriminated Firefighter Receives $1 Million Verdict


A Los Angeles firefighter has received a $1 million verdict over a discrimination claim the firefighter filed over six years ago. Initially, the suit was thrown out, but the firefighter persisted and recently a jury returned a favorable verdict for the firefighter. The plaintiff who served as a firefighter for over 30 years claimed to have been the victim of racial discrimination. He was subjected to racial slurs and falsely reported disciplinary actions. The plaintiff's attorney said the judgment was appropriate, and the plaintiff was satisfied with the verdict. The city's attorney has stated he is reviewing the trial and verdict for grounds for appeal.

This case demonstrates that racial discrimination is still prevalent, and workers should now their rights if they are facing similar discrimination. Employees, whether public or private, should understand that they are free to air these grievances with their employer without fear of retaliation. If those employees are retaliated against for airing these grievances, that is a separate cause of action.

If you have been injured on the job and seek compensation through your employer, you need experienced Missouri Workers' Compensation attorneys at your side. The workers compensation attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC can help you recover the money you deserve. Please contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for more information.

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