Family of woman fired for having cancer wins rare ruling from California Court of Appeal

Company acted in conscious disregard of Maria Lopez’s health when they trumped up reasons to fire their top salesperson, knowing she had cancer

 LOS ANGELES, CALIF., April 16, 2021 — An auto parts company violated fair employment laws so flagrantly in firing a woman for having cancer that her family was justly awarded punitive damages 30 times the economic damages she suffered, according to a California Court of Appeal ruling published April 15.

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