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American Sign Language instructor files discrimination suit against State Center Community College District


By Philip Gonzales | Oct 19, 2018

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FRESNO – An American Sign Language instructor alleges her employer failed to accommodate her disability.

Nancy Mitchell-Carroll filed a complaint on Oct. 5 in the Fresno County Superior Court against State Center Community College District and Does 1 to 25 alleging discrimination based on disability and/or medical condition and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired by the defendant to work at Fresno City College as an American Sign Language/interpreter training program instructor. The suit states the plaintiff was born deaf and is not able to hear speech and many other sounds. She alleges she has been discriminated against because of her disability and denied accommodation in the workplace.

The plaintiff holds State Center Community College District and Does 1 to 25 responsible because the defendants allegedly had the opportunity to accommodate her but chose not to do so.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks special, general and punitive damages; attorney’s fees; civil penalties; interest; costs and such other just and proper relief. She is represented by Warren R. Paboojian and Adam B. Stirrup of Baradat & Paboojian Inc. in Fresno and Todd B Barsotti of Todd B. Barsotti, Professional Law Corporation in Fresno.

Fresno County Superior Court case number 18CECG03619

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Fresno County Superior CourtBaradat & Paboojian Inc.Todd B. Barsotti, A Professional Law Corporation

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