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Recent Jury Verdicts and Settlements

Published by on January 5, 2012

Happy New Year!  We will begin our 2012 posts with our latest update on recent jury verdicts and settlements, after the break. MO – A federal jury awarded a Kamen Technologies Corp. branch manager $760,000 in an age discrimination lawsuit.  The suit alleged that employee heard comments about the company needing younger managers, and after […]

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Happy New Year!  We will begin our 2012 posts with our latest update on recent jury verdicts and settlements, after the break.

MO – A federal jury awarded a Kamen Technologies Corp. branch manager $760,000 in an age discrimination lawsuit.  The suit alleged that employee heard comments about the company needing younger managers, and after he complained to the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the company demoted him and then suspended him without pay for two years.

IA – An Iowa jury found in favor of the North Iowa Regional Housing Authority in an age discrimination case.  The plaintiff alleged that the organization terminated her because of her young age, but the Housing Authority claimed that the plaintiff was only a provisional employee and subject to discharge if there were any disagreements.

TN – Atlas, Inc., a Tennessee restaurant company, will pay $39,232 in minimum and overtime back wages to 23 restaurant workers as a result of a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation.  The DOL also assessed $4, 301 in civil penalties for willful and repeat violations.

ME – A Maine jury found in favor of a local general contracting firm in a discrimination lawsuit.  A former worker alleged that the company wrongfully terminated him because of an on-the-job injury, but the company argued that it fired the employee because he had a long history of absenteeism.

TX – A federal jury awarded a former Texas Southern University women’s basketball coach $730,000 in a sex discrimination and retaliation lawsuit.  The suit alleged that the coach was threatened with demotion and then terminated for complaining that she was underpaid in comparison to a men’s basketball coach.

CA – A federal jury awarded a female lifeguard $100,000 in a discrimination lawsuit.  The suit alleged that the city of San Diego overlooked the lifeguard for promotion because its hiring practices discouraged the advancement of women.

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