Los Angeles Jury Awards Former UCLA Oncologist $13 Million in Gender Discrimination Case

A Los Angeles jury awarded Dr. Lauren Pinter-Brown, a former UCLA oncologist, $13 million in a gender discrimination case on February 15, 2018 after it found that her complaints about disparate treatment due to her gender were valid.  Dr. Pinter-Brown alleged that she was forced to take another job after complaining about gender discrimination in the work place.  She was the only female in her department for much of her tenure.  Her suit alleged that she was often called “a diva” or “angry woman” and even told “everyone hates you.”  The jury determined that Dr. Pinter-Brown was entitled to $3 million in lost earnings, as well as $10 million in damages for emotional distress.

Harassment and discrimination are becoming more prevalent in the workplace.  You may have a case for harassment or discrimination in the workplace if the disparate treatment is based on one of the following:

  • Race, color
  • Ancestry, national origin
  • Religion, creed
  • Age (over 40)
  • Disability (mental or physical)
  • Sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or relating medical conditions)
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity, gender expression
  • Medical condition
  • Genetic information
  • Marital status
  • Military and veteran status

If you feel that you are being harassed or discriminated against due to one of the above-mentioned characteristics, it is important to seek legal representation right away to ensure your rights are protected.  The attorneys at Simonian & Simonian, PLC have extensive experience representing employees in various types of cases.  Call us for a free consultation: (818) 405-0080