Jorge Martin claims he was terminated because the university wanted to avoid a negative image
Bryan Lazarski was quoted in The Daily Sundial in a story about his client, a former CSUN employee suing the CSU Board for an excess of $25,000 in damages after a wrongful termination a restriction of his freedom of speech:
The Sundial was provided the lawsuit by Martin and his attorney, Bryan Lazarski. The publication was not able to receive a copy of the three investigations due to the university’s confidentiality reasons in providing investigation reports to media requests.
In the lawsuit, it claims that due to Martin not being a female, part of the LGBTQ, nor Asian or African, he was the “perfect sacrificial lamb” for the three complaints filed to the CSU Office of Equity and Diversity.
“It is Mr. Martin’s summary contention … (that) demographically (he was) the perfect sacrificial lamb in response to claims against CSU of discrimination by groups of which he is not a member,” Lazarski said in a press release. “Indeed, this is the very definition of discrimination — that he was selected for termination because of his immutable characteristics, not because he did anything to deserve it.”
“We are talking about allegations from 2015 and 2016 that were investigated, and he wasn’t terminated until (the) middle of 2018,” said Lazarski. “To take the position that he was terminated for any of those alleged things he did in 2015, 2016 and 2018 makes no sense. What he was terminated for was the articles, the university putting prior restraint telling him not to speak about the articles and then caving into public pressure.”