Diego v. City of Los Angeles

While a police department could not legally discriminate against its employee police officers based on their ethnicity, it could legally take adverse employment action against them based on the race of the man they shot.  This decision reverses a $4 million jury verdict in favor of two policemen who complained that they were discriminated against…

Nakai v. Friendship House Assn. of American Indians, Inc.

Plaintiff, who was fired when his wife complained to his boss (who was also her mother) that plaintiff was armed, angry and on drugs, failed to state an actionable claim for discrimination based on marital status.  Plaintiff failed to state an actionable claim for discrimination based on marital status.  He was fired when his wife…