Defense Verdict In County of Orange Harassment Retaliation Case

Hyatt v. Orange County Fire Authority Orange County Superior Court 06CC04550. Plaintiff, a 911 operator, frequently made mistakes, including sending emergency 911 responders to the wrong locations. After she fell ill, the Fire Authority accommodated her disability by transferring her to a non-emergency job position. Plaintiff’s performance continued to decline, and after undergoing a fitness for duty examination, the Fire Authority attempted to further accommodate her. Plaintiff subsequently filed for retirement and brought a lawsuit claiming harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing pursuant to Government Code Section 12940. Defense verdict for the Orange County Fire Authority.