Federal Appeals Court Reinstates FedEx Age Discrimination Case

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Denis ZilberbergMarch 22, 2018Workplace Discrimination

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 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.

Common Discrimination Cases in Los Angeles

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:

  • Racial discrimination – employees should not be treated differently based on their race and, if your employer treats you unfairly, for this reason, you could be entitled to bring a discrimination suit.
  • Disability discrimination – California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) exist specifically to protect employees from disability-related discrimination.
  • National origin discrimination – you deserve to go to work without being disadvantaged due to your national origin. Decisions relating to promotions, pay increases, and similar, must not use this as a criterion.
  • Pregnancy discrimination – women who are pregnant or on maternity leave are also protected by law against discrimination.
  • Age discrimination – applicable to workers aged 40 or over, the ADEA protects against age discrimination.
  • Sexual orientation – legal protection is afforded to all Californians who experience discrimination based on their sexual orientation.

At The Kaufman Law Firm, we believe that everyone should be able to work without fear of discrimination and associated unwelcome behavior.

Contact Us for Expert Legal Representation from a Los Angeles Discrimination Attorney

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.

Call us today at 310-981-3404 to schedule your initial consultation.



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