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Recent Jury Verdicts And Settlements

Published by on February 4, 2011

Our latest update on recent jury verdicts and settlements after the break. CA – A Los Angeles jury awarded $840,000 in compensatory damages to a former employee of a sportswear company who alleged she was wrongfully terminated and owed unpaid wages.  In addition, the jury awarded $2.4 million in punitive damages after finding the company […]

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

CA – A Los Angeles jury awarded $840,000 in compensatory damages to a former employee of a sportswear company who alleged she was wrongfully terminated and owed unpaid wages.  In addition, the jury awarded $2.4 million in punitive damages after finding the company acted with malice.

MO – A jury awarded $2.6 million to two former Kansas City employees who alleged they were discriminated against because of their race and age.  The employees alleged they were laid off by the city even though they had exemplary performance records, while younger and minority employees with less experience and lower performance evaluations were retained.

MO – The Missouri Supreme Court upheld a jury’s award of $2.1 million to a Kansas City municipal judge applicant who alleged she was denied a judgeship because of her race.  The city argued that its rejection of applicants did not constitute an employment action because municipal judges are public officials.

OR – A jury found in favor of Lane County in a race discrimination case brought by a Hispanic woman who claimed she was denied a promotion because of her race.

FL – A jury found in favor of Florida Gulf Coast University in a gender discrimination and retaliation suit brought by a former provost who alleged she was removed from her post for advocating gender equality laws.  The jury found that the plaintiff had not engaged in protected activity prior to being discharged.

CA – A jury awarded $211,700 to a Los Angeles County sergeant who alleged she was sexually harassed by a lieutenant and then transferred in retaliation for complaining about the conduct.  The jury found in favor of the plaintiff on the harassment claim, but not on the retaliation claim.

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