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This action alleges that Defendant Cushman & Wakefield U.S., Inc. (“CW”) and Defendant Kevin O’Hair ( “O’Hair) (collectively “Defendants”), engaged in the following illegal activities: (1) CW discriminated against Plaintiff on the basis of her sex, female, in violation of California Government Code section 12940(a); (2) CW discriminated against Plaintiff on the basis of her national origin, Mexican-American, in violation of California Government Code section 12940(a); (3) CW discriminated against Plaintiff on the basis of her physical disability, Bell’s Palsy, in violation of California Government Code section 12940(a); (4) CW and O’Hair harassed Plaintiff on the basis of her sex in violation of California Government Code section 12940(j) by engaging in a course of conduct intentionally designed to harass Plaintiff on the basis of her sex; (5) CW and O’Hair harassed Plaintiff on the basis of her national origin in violation of California Government Code section 12940(j) by engaging in a course of conduct intentionally designed to harass Plaintiff on the basis of her national origin; (6) CW and O’Hair harassed Plaintiff on the basis of her physical disability in violation of California Government Code section 12940(j) by engaging in a course of conduct intentionally designed to harass Plaintiff on the basis of her physical disability; (7) CW failed to take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent discrimination from occurring in the workplace, in violation of California Government Code section 12940(k); (8) CW retaliated against Plaintiff for her protected complaints about the discriminatory, harassing, and retaliatory actions of Defendants CW and O’Hair, by, including but not limited to, creating such a hostile work environment for Plaintiff that culminated in Plaintiff’s work environment becoming so intolerable, she had no reasonable alternative but to resign on or about August 27, 2019; and (9) CW constructively wrongfully terminated Plaintiff in retaliation for Plaintiff making complaints about the discriminatory and harassing actions of Defendants, in violation of California Government Code section 12940, and in violation of public policy, by violating article I, section 8, of the California Constitution.

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