Source: The OCR
By SCOTT SCHWEBKE
A jury has awarded $3.2 million in damages to a Muslim who claims he was harassed for years by his supervisors at Loma Linda University Medical Center and ultimately fired because of his Islamic beliefs, his lawyer said Wednesday.
The award to Hugo Lizzaraga, 44, who worked 20 years as a warehouse employee at the hospital, capped a six-week-long trial in San Bernardino Superior Court and five days of deliberation. The verdict was announced Monday.
“We are happy this hard-working jury resolved this injustice in his favor,” said Lizarraga’s attorney, Todd Harrison “He was courageous for many years and stood up to Loma Linda, which is the largest employer in San Bernardino County. This is truly a David-versus-Goliath story.”