LOS ANGELES – A Korean resident of California alleges she was wrongfully terminated from her job of more than 25 years from the post office because of her age.
Eva Y Yi filed a complaint on June 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Megan J. Brennan, postmaster general; and Does 1-10 alleging violation of Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 17, 2013, she suffered injuries when a co-employee allegedly struck her head and face as threw his keys, scanner and cellphone at her. The suit states she was suspended and terminated the same day without cause.
She alleges the co-employee was never disciplined and she made a formal complaint over allegations of race, national origin and age discrimination on Jan. 23, 2014, and filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
She alleges in May 2014, she was told she would only be allowed to return to her job if she dropped her EEO complaint.
The plaintiff holds Brennan and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly discriminated against plaintiff, who was 73 at the time of her termination, by subjecting her to an adverse employment action by placing her on suspension without pay and then terminating her when she was the victim of workplace violence.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for compensatory damages, attorneys' fees, cost of suit, punitive damages, prejudgment interest, and such other and further relief as the court may deem proper. She is represented by V. James DeSimone and Carmen D. Sabater of V. James Desimone Law in Marina Del Rey and Kaveh Navab of Navab Law in Marina del Rey.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-05435-DSF-E