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Shirazi Law Firm Wins Over $2.1 Million+ Against A Fortune 10 Company

Emanuel Shirazi

We obtained an Arbitration Verdict of over $2.1 million dollars in a disability discrimination/wrongful termination case against one of the top 10 biggest companies in the United States!

Our client was a dedicated employee for over 8 years with multiple raises, bonuses, and promotions. Then she became disabled and needed some time off and minor short-term accommodations when she returned to work. Instead of accommodating her, Defendants callously terminated her employment when she tried to return.

Once they saw she was visibly disabled at work, the Defendants suddenly started blaming our client for knowingly false and exaggerated allegations. In a flagrant form of disability discrimination, the employer saw the disability and just assumed she was unable to do her job either then or in the future.

Once she was set to return from her protected medical leave, the Defendants multiplied their push to get rid of her. So much so, that the Defendants violated many of their own policies and practices in their termination process. The Defendants refused to accommodate her temporary and reasonable work restrictions and just fired her.

Under California and federal law, employers must accommodate their employee’s disabilities and cannot terminate someone based on a protected category such as a disability, medical condition, or race. Further, the law dictates that employers must take action to prevent discrimination and retaliation in the workplace.

These actions robbed our client of her career – and her dignity. In this day and age, such illegal conduct cannot be tolerated.

Ultimately, the Arbitrator agreed. The Defendant was found to have violated our client’s rights under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, including claims of disability discrimination, failure to provide reasonable accommodations, failure to participate in the interactive process, retaliation, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and failure to provide personnel files. We were also awarded attorneys fees, costs, and pre-judgment interest. Ultimately the Arbitration Veridct exceeded $2.1 million.

The process took over 5 years, but Shirazi Law Firm was able to obtain justice. Our client says it best: “Emanuel Shirazi is one of a kind. I walked in with a cane to get his assistance with my disability case and my attorney worked diligently over 5 1/2 years against my fortune 500 company. We won against many attorneys. I was so proud to have Emanuel represent me.”

We were proud to represent such a deserving client and wonderful woman and getting her justice!

If you have been harassed, discriminated, or retaliated against based on a protected category such as a medical condition or disability, give us a call at (310) 400-5891 for your free intake.

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