LOS ANGELES – A former U.S. Marshals Service employee alleges he was forced into early retirement because of discriminatory treatment.
Alexander Rodriguez filed a complaint on April 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against U.S. Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions III alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the U.S. Marshals Service for more than 12 years as a senior detention enforcement officer. He alleges he worked at the Santa Ana suboffice and was later transferred to Los Angeles in May 2013. He alleges he sought an accommodation to remain at the Santa Ana office because the transfer would add an additional six hours to his commute and would exacerbate his disabilities. The suit states he has diabetes, asthma, pain and other medical issues.
He alleges his accommodation request was not considered and that he was forced to end his employment and take early retirement.
The plaintiff holds Sessions III responsible because the U.S. Marshals Service allegedly discriminated against him by transferring him to a different location.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant; award general, compensatory and incidental damages; attorney's fees; witness fees; costs of litigation and other relief as the court may deem just. He is represented by Peter Cook in Glendale.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-03572