Lara & Luna, APC Defeats Employer's Motion for Summary Judgment and Summary Adjudication in an age discrimination Case at Los Angeles Superior Court

Lara & Luna, APC Defeats Employer's Motion for Summary Judgment and Summary Adjudication in an age discrimination Case at Los Angeles Superior Court

Partner, Edward Lara, lead the firm in successfully challenging an employer attempt at dismissing all of our clients claims related to age discrimination and wrongful termination in a case venued in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Lara & Luna, APC represents a former employee who was forced to retire after 19 years of employment after facing severe and pervasive harassing comments about her age, including constant questions about when she was going to retire and derogatory comments about her outside activities and her appearance as an older worker. The employer tried to argue that the employee voluntarily retired and abandoned her job. After conducting several depositions and written discovery, it was revealed that the employer did subject the employee to a mandatory retirement and did relied on pretextual reasons to fire the employee. The court's ruling cited that the employee obtained evidence to question wether job abandonment was the true reason Plaintiff was terminated based on the factor surrounding the employees termination.

In a positive ruling in favor of the employee, the court denied the employer's motions to dismiss the case in their entirety and found that there were issues of fact surrounding the termination - maintaining all causes of action in the complaint intact.

If you've been terminated after facing harassment about your age, please contact the lawyers at Lara & Luna, APC, who can assist you with your claims