Client Successes May 22, 2015

BB&K Secures Employment Discrimination Lawsuit Dismissal for Client

Attorney Cynthia Germano successfully represented Los Angeles Community College District in action

Best Best & Krieger LLP attorney Cynthia Germano obtained dismissal of an employee discrimination lawsuit on behalf of the Los Angeles Community College District.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson granted LACCD’s motion for summary judgment on the grounds that the plaintiff, Ewan Paymah, failed to provide evidence to support his claims that he was discriminated against because of race, ethnicity or religion. Johnson wrote in his ruling that LACCD “has shown that there were legitimate non-discriminatory reasons for each of the employment actions alleged” by Paymah, an adjunct professor at the college.

In addition, Johnson agreed with the arguments asserted by Germano that Paymah failed to exhaust his administrative remedies before filing the lawsuit. The dismissal followed a May 7 hearing.

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