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Recent Jury Verdicts and Settlements

Published by on November 4, 2011

Our latest update on recent jury verdicts and settlements after the break. CA – A California jury ordered Grow More, a global fertilizer corporation, to pay $925,000 to a former employee in a disability discrimination lawsuit. The employee alleged that Grow More terminated his employment because he needed minor accommodations. MD – A Maryland jury […]

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

CA – A California jury ordered Grow More, a global fertilizer corporation, to pay $925,000 to a former employee in a disability discrimination lawsuit. The employee alleged that Grow More terminated his employment because he needed minor accommodations.

MD – A Maryland jury ordered Edgewood Management Corporation to pay $650,000 to an employee in a retaliation lawsuit. The employee allegedly had excellent performance reviews, but the company disciplined her twice and reduced her compensation after she reported another employee’s gender discrimination complaint to her second-line supervisor.

IA – A federal jury awarded $1.1 million to a former Upper Iowa University employee. The employee filed a lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act, alleging that the University did not accommodate her depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. The University is appealing the decision and argued that the employee did not provide any medical documentation and did not make specific accommodation requests.

IL – A federal jury awarded a former police chief only $1 in compensatory damages in a discrimination suit. This case went on for nearly two years, and although the jury did find that the city had discriminated against the former police chief, the city considers the $1 verdict a victory.

AR – A federal jury ordered a Texarkana school district to pay $500,000 to a former teacher in a racial discrimination lawsuit. The school district argued that the teacher was fired for giving special needs students the answers to a test, and it plans to appeal the verdict.

MA – A federal jury found that the Mohegan Council of the Boy Scouts of America discriminated against an employee on the basis of his national origin and ordered the organization to pay $300,000 in punitive damages and $152,500 in lost pay.

CA – A jury has awarded $2.5 million to three Los Angeles police detectives in a gender discrimination and retaliation lawsuit. The case alleged that a supervisor in the police unit confided in one of the detectives that she only wanted women officers to fill night-shift supervisor assignments. Subsequently, the supervisor transferred a male detective out of the unit and warned his new supervisor that he was “a bad influence.”

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