LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carney R. Shegerian, an employee rights attorney with Shegerian & Associates, Inc., a Santa Monica-based litigation law firm representing employees in discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination cases, won an appeal in favor of his client, Doreen Betson last week.
“Hopefully this verdict and the justice served in Ms. Betson’s case will put employers in the US on notice that they cannot discriminate against their employees who became injured while trying to perform their employment duties.”
Betson, a former employee with Rite Aid Corporation, worked in Los Angeles at a Beverly Hills location. She sued alleging harassment and related disability claims last year before a jury, who awarded her $500,000. The trial judge overruled the jury verdict, but on appeal, the judge’s decision was reversed and the jury’s original verdict was reinstated. Through the appeal process, Betson will also receive damages related to leave discrimination and retaliation for taking disability leave.
“Doreen Betson is an excellent example of a large segment of our employee population in the US that has historically been wrongfully discriminated against due to disabilities originating in the workplace,” said Shegerian. “Hopefully this verdict and the justice served in Ms. Betson’s case will put employers in the US on notice that they cannot discriminate against their employees who became injured while trying to perform their employment duties.”
During the original jury trial, Betson testified that two company managers harassed her due to her disability, a knee injury requiring surgery.
“Words can’t express how so very grateful I am for what Carney Shegerian did for me,” said Betson. “From the very beginning, he and his office listened to me and believed my story at a time when others would not. I will never forget how professional and helpful everyone at the Shegerian & Associates office was.”
An experienced trial attorney, Shegerian has tried many jury trials to verdict in both state and federal court, representing individuals that have suffered financial or emotional losses and have been wronged by employers, including major corporations. Shegerian has built a remarkable career on helping those who have been wronged in the workplace. He remains undefeated in federal jury trials and has won over 60 jury trials, including 23 seven figure verdicts representing employees.
Located Santa Monica, Shegerian & Associates is a law firm specializing in protecting the rights of employees who have been wronged by their employers. Richly experienced in labor and employment law and possessing an unparalleled success record as litigators (Carney Shegerian himself has won over 60 jury trials in his career, including 23 seven figure verdicts, and he remains undefeated in federal jury trials), Shegerian & Associates is passionately dedicated to serving the needs of its clients. For more information, visit www.ShegerianLaw.com.