Former Solano jail guard sues Sheriff’s Office, county

By From page A4 | May 14, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A former Solano County jail guard has sued the Sheriff’s Office and the county claiming he is the victim of disability discrimination and other slights.

Jeffrey Fantuzzi claims in his lawsuit, filed last week, that his doctor cleared him to work full-time at the jail as long as he worked in a cool indoor environment.

Fantuzzi’s lawsuit claims jail officials failed to accommodate those workplace restrictions and they also harassed him and retaliated against him because of the limitations.

Fantuzzi, who started work with the jail in 2006, is scheduled to be in court in August for the first hearing on the lawsuit. His lawsuit seeks unspecified compensation.

County officials previously rejected a claim filed by Fantuzzi that raised the same allegations.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

Discussion | 1 comment

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Please read our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy before commenting.

  • The MisterMay 14, 2014 - 6:40 am

    Didn't his collective bargaining association step up to help this guy? With no mention in the article, I'm left to wonder if his association wasn't being more helpful to the Sheriff and his administration than to the employee. Looking forward to hearing more about this. Is this just a simple difference of opinion in the workplace... or is there a pattern of abuse and cover-up allowed or directed by the Sheriff (current or former... same thing really).

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Recent Articles

  • Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • Special Publications »

    Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service (updated 4/30/2015) and Privacy Policy (updated 4/7/2015).
    Copyright (c) 2015 McNaughton Newspapers, Inc., a family-owned local media company that proudly publishes the Daily Republic, Mountain Democrat, Davis Enterprise, Village Life and other community-driven publications.