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Recent Jury Verdicts and Settlements

Published by on May 14, 2010

Our latest update on recent jury verdicts and settlements after the break. MS – A federal jury awarded $40,000 in back pay and $165,000 for pain and suffering to a former teacher who alleged she was fired as a result of racial discrimination. NY – A federal jury found in favor of a local television […]

Our latest update on recent jury verdicts and settlements after the break.

MS – A federal jury awarded $40,000 in back pay and $165,000 for pain and suffering to a former teacher who alleged she was fired as a result of racial discrimination.

NY – A federal jury found in favor of a local television station in a sexual harassment suit brought by a former reporter who alleged she was harassed and then fired in retaliation after she complained. 

NY – A federal jury found in favor of Cornell University in an age and sex discrimination suit brought by a former employee who alleged she was discriminated against when her contract was not renewed by the university.

NJ – An appellate court affirmed the trial court’s verdict in favor of the employer in a disability discrimination case.  The court rejected the plaintiff’s “cat’s paw theory” argument and found that the jury had properly found that the plaintiff had failed to prove pretext on the part of the employer.

OH – A federal jury found in favor of the city employer in a race discrimination and retaliation suit brought by a former employee who alleged he was discharged for opposing discriminatory practices in the workplace.

MI – A jury found in favor of the city of Detroit in a whistleblower suit brought by a police officer who alleged he was harassed and retaliated against while he was serving as former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s bodyguard.

KY – A former Cracker Barrel employee brought suit against the restaurant chain alleging sexual harassment and hostile work environment claims after she was ordered by her manager to remove her shirt and iron it in an area open to other employees, but did not subject male employees to the same treatment.

MO – A former St. Louis Cardinals’ intern brought suit against the organization under the Missouri Human Rights Act alleging race and gender discrimination after she was assigned different job duties than other employees and eventually discharged.

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