Discrimination Case Brought by BHPD Employee Dismissed

Beverly Hills, CA – A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Beverly Hills Police Department employee Lisa Weller. The ruling indicates that there is not sufficient evidence for the case to move forward.

Weller alleged she was demoted from Traffic Control Supervisor to the position of Traffic Control Officer because of her age and sexual orientation.

In ruling on the City’s Motion for Summary Judgment, the Court found “There is no evidence the plaintiff was replaced in the position of Traffic Control Supervisor by a significantly younger person.  The undisputed evidence shows that City of Beverly Hills restructured its traffic and parking departments, and then placed sworn peace officers as supervisors of Traffic Control Officers.”  

Additionally, the Court determined that “plaintiff did not meet her burden to show that there was such a denial [of pay and benefits], let alone that any such denial was due to the plaintiff’s age or sexual orientation.”

“We are pleased with the ruling by Judge Martin,” said City Attorney Laurence S. Wiener.  “The City of Beverly Hills believed the case was without merit and remains committed to a respectful work environment free from harassment, retaliation and discrimination.”


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