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Aleena is an avid global traveler and lived in South Asia prior to moving to the United States.

Fire Inspector v. City (2023) – A fire inspector who received light duty and then returned to work without any restrictions sued his city employer alleging age and disability discrimination and failure to accommodate his disability.  James Oldendorph, Aleena Hashmi, and Lee Heard won a motion for summary judgment that dismissed all claims.  They convinced the judge that there was no evidence of any wrongdoing, discriminatory animus, or any adverse employment actions.

Former Employee v. Housing Authority (2022) – After being separated from his employment at a housing authority, the former employee sued for disability discrimination, failure to prevent discrimination, and wrongful termination.  First, Danny Yoo and Aleena Hashmi convinced the former employee’s attorney to dismiss some discrimination claims and the wrongful termination claim.  Second, Danny and Aleena filed a demurrer on the remaining claims on the grounds that the former employee had failed to timely challenge the housing authority’s administrative decision to separate the employee.  The court granted the demurrer and dismissed the case.

Public Safety Video Briefing: SB 960 Eliminates Citizenship Requirement for Peace Officers – November 2022
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

Our short Public Safety Video Briefings will tackle cutting-edge issues and core principles relevant to public safety employers. We hope you find these videos useful and thought-provoking.



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