Los Angeles Fireman Receives 1 Million Jury Verdict for Discrimination

Los Angeles fireman, Jabari Jumaane, will be especially thankful this Thanksgiving. His long battle with the City of Los Angeles finally concluded after more than six years of litigation. On Monday, Jumaane was awarded 1.1 million dollars after a jury found the City of Los Angeles Fire Department guilty of discriminating against him over his nearly thirty years of service. The jury deliberated sixteen days before reaching the verdict. Jumaane, who is black, alleged that he was repeatedly subjected to racial slurs and jokes and that his superiors falsified his performance evaluations. Jumaane claims this led to unjustified suspensions and… read more →