A longtime Los Angeles Lakers Spanish-language radio announcer today sued the team and Time Warner Cable for “no less than” $1 million in a discrimination and harassment complaint. “The Lakers have treated Plaintiff differently and less favorably than his Anglo-American counterparts in terms of wages, hours and conditions of employment,” claims Fernando Gonzalez in a 28-page filing today in LA Superior Court (read it here). The plaintiff is seeking a declaratory judgment, injunctive relief, and a variety of damages for “a money judgment representing compensatory damages including lost wages, earnings, income, and other employee benefits, and all other sums of money, together with interest on these amounts; for other special damages; and for general damages for mental pain and anguish and emotional distress.” Besides the Lakers and TWC, Gonzalez has named Tim Harris, the Lakers SVP Business Operations, TWC Programming VP Pablo Urquiza and SVP and General Manager for TWC Sports Regional Networks Mark Shuken as defendants too. Gonzalez also evokes the federal Fair Employment and Housing Act, which prohibit discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
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