After working for the former NBA star since 2004, a personal flight attendant was fired, apparently for being seven minutes late. The 45-year-old woman is alleging that she was fired for other reasons, including her age. She has filed a lawsuit for age discrimination, wrongful termination and labor code violations against Magic Johnson Entertainment and the aviation company she worked under on the private jet.
Last year, jury decisions and out-of-court settlements for harassment cases, including discrimination and retaliation complaints, resulted in more than $356 million. According to Asher Adelman, the founder of an employment issue watchdog group called eBossWatch, "This report makes it clear that employers and managers should be doing everything in their power to cultivate and ensure a healthy work environment," and for more reasons that just office morale or human decency -- it costs companies when these incidents occur.
California residents may be interested in a case from Florida where a 32-year-old man lost his job after revealing he planned to perform self-dialysis while waiting for a kidney transplant. The man said he was dedicated to keeping his job and did not want to have to leave work in order to get treatment. He planned to perform his self-dialysis on his lunch breaks. He has filed a lawsuit claiming that the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act following his termination after 10 years with the company.
"Women don't write at Newsweek. If you want to be a writer, go someplace else," they were told in their job interviews.
A former customer service employee for Bank of America is suing the bank, claiming he was discriminated against due to his disability. His right hand, arm and leg were injured in a car accident, and when he pressed for additional and reasonable accommodations he was told it "wouldn't be fair to people with two hands."