FORT MYERS – A math teacher alleges she was subject to discrimination and terminated because she is of Latvian national origin.
Regina Hunter filed a complaint on April 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers Division against The School Board of Lee County citing national origin discrimination, and violation of the Civil Rights Act and the Florida Civil Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in January 2015, she began experiencing discrimination on the basis of her national origin despite having good performance reviews. She alleges was subjected to greater scrutiny than those who are not of Latvian origin. She claims that when she objected to that practice, she was terminated on June 8, 2015, in retaliation. As a result, she alleges she has suffered loss of income and benefits, humiliation, mental and emotional distress.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks declaration that he defendant's actions violated the law, injunctive relief directing defendant to cease all acts of discrimination, compensation for back pay and benefits, attorney fees and costs and such other relief as the court may deem just and proper. She is represented by Benjamin H. Yormak of Yormak Employment & Disability Law in Bonita Springs.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers Division Case number 2:16-cv-00288