An age discrimination case against FedEx Corporate Services Inc., which was dismissed by District Court, has now been reinstated by a federal appeals court. After 15 years’ employment, Teresita L. Viana was terminated by FedEx in 2016, supposedly for falsifying mileage expenses reports, however, the former home-based worker claims she was discriminated against on the grounds of her gender, Columbian national origin or ancestry, and her age. 55-year-old Viana originally filed her lawsuit at the U.S District Court in Los Angeles. Following its reinstatement, the case has been remanded for further proceedings.
The claims made by Viana include sufficient evidence being provided to substantiate her mileage expense claims, derogatory and sexual remarks being made by FedEx employees towards her, and other instances of sexist and discriminatory behavior. Sadly, age discrimination cases like this one are a common occurrence in the caseloads of a Los Angeles discrimination attorney.
Discrimination of any kind is always unacceptable, but, unfortunately, there are far too many people who do not share this view. Discrimination remains far too common, and our Los Angeles attorneys regularly encounter lawsuits relating to:
At the Kaufman Law Firm, we believe that everyone should be able to work without fear of discrimination and associated unwelcome behavior.
Workplace discrimination remains rife across Los Angeles and beyond and can have a devastating effect on the lives of those targeted by small-minded, bullying colleagues, managers, and employers. In some cases, you may be discriminated against for more than one reason, as illustrated by the case of Teresita L. Viana which was outlined earlier. The complexities of workplace discrimination law mean that you need an experienced, dedicated Los Angeles attorney to ensure you get the best possible outcome from your discrimination case.
Your job is about more than just the salary or wages you earn – it is an integral part of your life, and you may spend more time with your colleagues than with your spouse and other loved ones. If your working life is being affected by discrimination, let a Los Angeles attorney put an end to it.