SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco woman alleges she was terminated from her job because of her disability and age.
Narcisa Celestino filed a complaint on Nov. 2 in the San Francisco Superior Court against Document Technologies LLC, Epiq Systems Inc., Leonard Liang and Does 1-100 alleging violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired by Merril Legal Solutions in 2003 to work as an onsite document service representative. The suit states Merrill was acquired by Document Technologies in 2015 and Epiq and Document Technologies merged in 2017.
The suit states the plaintiff is older than 60 and has a hearing disability and that Liang, an onsite manager of the defendants, "repeatedly harassed" her regarding her ability to understand him. The suit states in February, she took time off work because of illness and when she returned on March 5, she was terminated.
The plaintiff holds Document Technologies LLC, Epiq Systems Inc., Liang and Does 1-100 responsible because the defendants allegedly illegally terminated her employment on the basis of her physical disability and her age.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for general and special damages, costs incurred, attorney's fees, statutory damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, punitive and exemplary damages, and for such other and further relief as the court shall deem proper. She is represented by Gregory J. Brod of Willoughby Brod LLP in San Francisco.
San Francisco County Superior Court case number CGC18571078