A former basic supervisor at an upscale Pasadena lodge is suing her former employer, alleging she was abruptly stripped of her job at age 50 in 2020 regardless of low absenteeism and frequent recognition for her work, together with successful a working mom of the 12 months award.
Nicole Duval’s Los Angeles Superior Courtroom lawsuit towards Residence Inn by Marriott Los Angeles Pasadena/Previous City alleges wrongful termination and discrimination. She seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages within the swimsuit introduced Friday.
A Marriott consultant couldn’t be instantly reached.
Duval was employed as an entry-level worker in July 1995 and was promoted usually throughout her profession at Marriott accommodations, the swimsuit states. She managed the Residence Inn Maui Wailea in Hawaii from July 2016 to Might 2019 after which turned basic supervisor on the Residence Inn By Marriott Los Angeles Pasadena/Previous City at 21 W. Walnut Avenue in Might 2019 till shedding her job final fall, the swimsuit states.
Duval had a stable work file throughout her 25 years with Marriott accommodations, together with no absences in her final decade there, the swimsuit states. She was invited to fulfill with the Marriott household at their dwelling in Maryland many instances and he or she as soon as received Marriott’s Working Mom of the 12 months Award, which is yearly awarded to only one worker in all the Marriott company, the swimsuit states.
Nevertheless, youthful staff routinely chided Duval due to her age and for being white, the swimsuit states.
“Ms. Duval was informed that she was previous and wanted to get with the instances, made enjoyable of for not being modern with trendy purposes and know-how and that her manner of managing staff was archaic,” the swimsuit states.
Duval was suspended on Sept. 24 with out both a warning or an opportunity to finish a efficiency enchancment plan, the swimsuit states. She was then terminated Oct. 2 and changed by somebody considerably youthful, the swimsuit states.
Youthful employees on the lodge have been by no means fired for efficiency points with out written warnings and the particular person promoted to Duval’s place had quite a few absences, complaints and disciplinary points, the swimsuit states.
Because the lodge’s basic supervisor, Duval was making $126,000 a 12 months with a paid annual trip, medical, dental and life insurance coverage and a possible for bonuses, however she has not discovered comparable work since then, the swimsuit states.