Former 7-Eleven filed consultant alleges age, race were factors in her termination

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 25, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego woman alleges that her age, African-American race and disability were factors in her termination.

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego woman alleges that her age, African-American race and disability were factors in her termination.

Helen Chisolm filed a complaint on May 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against 7-Eleven Inc. and Does 1-10 alleging age and race discrimination and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant 7-Eleven for more than 24 years. She alleges she was injured on the job in 2012 and 2013 while working as a field consultant for the defendant. She alleges she applied for multiple positions within the company that could accommodate her physical restrictions because of her injuries but less qualified individuals were chosen. The suit states she was terminated March 21 without a reason at the age of 71.

The plaintiff holds 7-Eleven Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide reasonable accommodations to the plaintiff and subjected plaintiff to multiple adverse employment actions.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant; award of attorney's fees; costs; expert witness fees; payment of all wages; equitable and injunctive relief; general, punitive and special damages; costs of suit; and further relief as the court may deem just. She is represented by J. Bernard Alexander and Jessica S. Choi of Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP in Los Angeles.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 18-cv-893

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