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Employee lawsuit against Burbank Home Depot is settled

By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com

6:25 PM PST, February 26, 2013

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A discrimination lawsuit filed by a former manager of a Home Depot in Burbank against the company was settled earlier this month, court records show.

Last month, a U.S. District judge ordered an independent mental evaluation of Danielle Mailhoit, who claimed she was fired in 2010 due to gender discrimination and because she suffers from vertigo.

She claimed the company didn’t make appropriate accommodations for her condition, an allegation Home Depot denies.

The company countered that there were valid reasons for Mailhoit’s termination, stating “there existed legitimate, nondiscriminatory and nonretaliatory reasons” for her dismissal.

The trial was scheduled to begin Feb. 19 in Santa Ana, but a settlement was reached on Feb. 15, according to court documents.

Attorneys for both sides did not respond to requests for more information about the settlement.

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