Discrimination and Retaliation Alleged
10-9-2018 01:22:00

     SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) – Kaiser Permanente discriminated against, harassed, underpaid and wrongly fired a woman, she claims in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

     Veronica Rincon sued The Permanente Group for discrimination, failure to prevent discrimination, harassment, failure to prevent harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, failure to pay overtime compensation, failure to pay timely earned wages, failure to pay timely earned wages upon separation of employment, failure to provide accurate wage statements, unfair competition, failure to engage in a timely good faith interactive process, failure to provide reasonable accommodation, failure to pay meal and rest period compensation and failure to prevent retaliation.

     According to the lawsuit, Permanente denied Rincon a promotion and fired her for filing a worker’s compensation claim and complaining that she hadn’t been given legally required rest and meal breaks. Permanente also did not pay Rincon all overtime and double-time wages she is owed, refused to accommodate a disability or disabilities she had and subjected her to verbal harassment, including asking impermissible questions, she claims.

     Veronica Rincon seeks general, special, compensatory and punitive damages, lost income, attorneys’ fees, costs of suit, interest and a jury trial. She is represented by Lawrence W. Freiman of Freiman Legal in Santa Monica.