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March 1, 2013 – In the trial of Frank Allen v. Radioshack Corporation, Angela Alioto received a $1,030,000 verdict from the United States District Court. Frank Allen sued RadioShack for wrongfully terminating his employment.

San Francisco Sportscaster Legend Ralph Barbieri Files Lawsuit For Illegal Harassment, Retaliation, Termination based on Disability and Age, Fraud and Breach of Contract

On Monday, June 18th, 2012 a lawsuit was filed by Ralph Barbieri against seven defendants (Cumulus Media Inc. Of Atlanta Georgia, Susquehanna Corp., Cumulus Media Inc. SF, Radio Station KNBR, Lew Dickey, Bill Bungeroth and Lee Hammer) for eleven causes of action. The eleven causes of action are

  1. Disability Discrimination;
  2. Breach of Contract;
  3. Breach of Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing;
  4. Breach of Implied in Fact Contract;
  5. Discrimination Based on Age;
  6. Harassment Based on Age and Disability;
  7. Retaliation in Violation of FEHA;
  8. Failure to Prevent Discrimination;
  9. Wrongful Termination in Violation of Public Policy;
  10. Fraud;
  11. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress.

The pretextual reason given by Defendant Bill Bungeroth for the termination was “being late.” Mr. Barbieri, a San Francisco radio legend, was wrongfully terminated on April 10th, 2012 because of his disabilities, Diabetes II and Parkinson’s Disease, and his age. Neither his age nor any disability prevented Mr. Barbieri from doing the necessary requirements of the job. In fact, “The razor and Mr. T” consistently rated #1 or 2 in the market, right up to the day of the termination. Mr. Barbieri’s attorney, Angela Alioto, stated, “This maliciously blatant kind of discrimination will not be tolerated in San Francisco. That message will be sent loud and clear to Defendants Cumulus et al., and throughout the nation.”

Angela Alioto Law Group | Recent Cases

The Law Offices of Mayor Joseph L. Alioto and Angela Alioto P.L.C. is distinguished by its expertise and national recognition in Civil Rights and Employment Law. We successfully represent individuals in the areas of work-place discrimination based on race, age, disability, gender, religion and sexual orientation, as well as harassment, wage/hour, retaliatory discharge, and wrongful termination.

Our recent cases include:

Porsche Brown v Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union

Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union Terminates Whistle-Blower CFO

After reporting fraud by her CEO to a Board Member on multiple occasions, Porsche Brown was fired from her position as Chief Financial Officer of the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union in Berkeley. ; Specifically, Brown refused to go along with CEO Gary Bell’s directive not to lower mortgage rates for several adjustable-rate mortgage holders. Some of these home-owner should have seen their rates fall by as much as 1% but Bell refused to lower their rates to follow the index the note was tied to.

Gilman-Veronese v LucasFilms

Pregnant Woman Not Welcome at LucasFilms.

After the employment contract to be the personal assistant to George Lucas was signed, but before Plaintiff Julie Gilman-Veronese’s first day of work, she informed her immediate supervisor and Executive Assistant to George Lucas, Sarita Patel, that she had become pregnant. Upon hearing this, the Patel peremptorily told Julie not to report to work until August 11, 2008. On August 8th, 2008, Julie was summarily terminated because of her pregnancy.