Safelite and Former Employee Reach Settlement

Mauro Castillo Vidal and Safelite Fulfillment Inc. have reached a settlement in the case accusing the auto glass installation company of discrimination, which was brought forth after Vidal’s termination in 2010. 

Vidal worked as a warehouse driver for the company from May 2007 to July 2010. Following his termination, he filed a lawsuit on the grounds that Safelite violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. He made claims that management treated him unfairly by cutting his hours and disciplined him unjustly after his wife, who had two seizures on the job, filed a separate lawsuit.

In April, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted Safelite’s motion for summary judgment against the former employee due to a lack of sufficient evidence and inconsistencies in his story.  However, the court granted summary judgement to the plaintiff’s claims of disability discrimination.

According to a recently filed court document, the parties have reached a settlement in regards to the remaining allegation, and the case has been dismissed without prejudice.

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