This complaint alleges that the plaintiff, Reymundo Martinez, was wrongfully terminated from his employment at The Ivy, a restaurant in Los Angeles. Approximately four months after he was hired, Martinez was diagnosed with a physical disability and medical condition. One month later, Martinez was terminated from his position, having never received negative feedback regarding his work performance until that point. Among other things, the complaint states that The Ivy asked Martinez to identify the nature of his disability, failed to grant Martinez’s requests for accommodation, and subjected Martinez to discrimination due to his physical disability and medical condition, all in violation of California law.
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