Former worker sues county, claims discrimination

By From page A3 | November 16, 2012

FAIRFIELD — A former Solano County senior building inspector filed a federal lawsuit against the county earlier this week in Sacramento, claiming he is the victim of discrimination and retaliation by his former boss.

Rolando Isip filed his lawsuit Tuesday. He claims he is the victim of months of ongoing harassment, bullying and lying by his boss that resulted in Isip suffering anxiety and depression, which grew so severe he got a doctor’s recommendation to restrict all contact with his boss.

Isip’s lawsuit claims he was denied reasonable accommodation by the county because county staff did not set up a third party to handle all communication between Isip and his boss.

In November 2011, three weeks after Isip claims he was diagnosed with anxiety, major depression and panic attacks, he was terminated by the county, according to his lawsuit.

Isip also claims the county violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and state employment discrimination laws.

Attorneys for the county do not comment on pending lawsuits.

The lawsuit, which is set to first be heard by Judge William B. Shubb in March 2013, also claims Isip’s boss discriminated against him because he is a Filipino and a Pacific Islander.

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.

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