sexual orientation discrimination

Hittle v. City of Stockton, 76 F.4th 877 (9th Cir. 2023)

Ronald Hittle served as the City’s Fire Chief before he was fired (following an investigation by an outside investigator) because he lacked effectiveness and judgment in his ongoing leadership of the Fire Department; used City time and a City vehicle to attend a religious event and approved on-duty attendance of other Fire Department

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Johnson v. Riverside Healthcare Sys., 516 F.3d 759 (9th Cir. 2008)

Christopher Lynn Johnson alleged he was discriminated against on the basis of his race and sexual orientation and asserted claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the Unruh Civil Rights Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The district court granted defendants’ motion to dismiss, and the Ninth Circuit affirmed, holding that

Jones v. The Lodge at Torrey Pines P’ship, 147 Cal. App. 4th 475 (2007)

Scott Jones was employed by The Lodge at Torrey Pines (LTP) as its outlet manager and was responsible for the restaurant, bar, catering, banquet events and the beverage cart service to golfers. At trial Jones testified that Jean Weiss, LTP’s food and beverage director, and another employee directed graphic “gaybashing”

Hope v. California Youth Authority, 134 Cal. App. 4th 577 (2005)

Bruce Hope worked as a cook for the CYA for approximately five years during which time he was subjected to derogatory remarks on multiple occasions from his supervisor and others in the workplace based upon his sexual orientation. Although Hope complained to other supervisors and co-workers in the workplace about the harassment, it