SAN FRANCISCO – A Filipino man alleges he was discriminated against by his San Francisco County employer.
Reynaldo Navarro filed a complaint on April 5 in the San Francisco County Superior Court against Servisair Americas Inc., doing business as Servisair; Swissport USA Inc.; and Does 1-5 alleging unlawful discrimination in violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff worked for the defendants as a fueler from August 2005 to May 2015. The suit states that in November 2014, he had knee surgery and was approved for sedentary work only by his physician in January 2015. He alleges he spoke to his supervisor, who informed he could not return to work until he was fully healed or release for full duty. The suit states he reported for work in May 2015 and was told by human resources that he had been fired for his absence.
The plaintiff holds Servisair Americas Inc., doing business as Servisair; Swissport USA Inc.; and Does 1-5 responsible because the defendants allegedly discriminated plaintiff by terminating his employment based on his nationality and knee surgery and failed to accommodate him.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages, back pay and other monetary relief, general damages, punitive damages, restitution, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Arlo Garcia Uriarte and Daniel P. Iannitelli of Liberation Law Group PC in San Francisco.
San Francisco County Superior Court Case number CGC17557974