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School Sued For Disability Discrimination

A custodian has sued her former employer, the Amador County Unified School District, for disability discrimination and retaliation.

The female employee had a lower back injury, but was able to complete the essential duties of her job with an accommodation. The lawsuit alleged that employees of the school district harassed and then terminated the woman because of her disability and because she asked her employer for light-duty work and accommodation.  A discrimination lawsuit was filed, and the school district eventually settled with the custodian, and gave the woman her job back.

The custodian alleges that she experienced retaliation after returning to work because of her prior lawsuit against the School District. Specifically, the school district kept a file on the employee containing negative information, but refused to share this information with her. The lawsuit also states that the school district did not keep her medical information private.

She has filed suit again for retaliation.

If you believe that you have been subjected to harassment or retaliation in the work place, contact our Sacramento employment lawyers today for a free consultation.  We take all our cases on a contingent fee basis, meaning you do not pay us unless we are able to obtain a favorable settlement or verdict for you.

Source: Pruett v. Neville, 2013 WL 3214389, June 26, 2013