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Recent Jury Verdicts and Settlements

Published by on April 26, 2012

Our latest update on recent employment law jury verdicts and settlements after the break. AL – A federal jury ordered Alabama State University to pay more than $1 million to three women in a racial and sexual harassment case.  The women alleged their supervisor, a female administrator, frequently used racial slurs and commented to one […]

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

AL – A federal jury ordered Alabama State University to pay more than $1 million to three women in a racial and sexual harassment case.  The women alleged their supervisor, a female administrator, frequently used racial slurs and commented to one plaintiff on her body. 

GA – A Fulton County found in favor of three Atlanta Fire Rescue employees in a class-action race discrimination lawsuit.  The suit alleged that some of the black fire fighters were given the answers to a promotion exam.  The court has yet to reach a decision on how much the city owes the employees. 

IA – An Iowa jury found in favor of the University of Iowa College of Law in an age discrimination lawsuit brought by a job applicant.  The plaintiff alleged that he was denied a law professor position because of his age, and the school instead hired two candidates under the age of 40 with less experience. 

TX – JacintoPort International, L.L.C., a government contractor, agreed to pay $219,000 in back wages to 48 African American and 21 Caucasian job applicants to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit.  The suit alleged that the company gave preferential treatment to Latino applicants and systematically discriminated against African Americans and Caucasians in filling longshoreman jobs. 

CA– A federal jury awarded $168 million, the largest judgment for a single victim of workplace harassment in U.S. history, to a former physician assistant at Sacramento’s Mercy General Hospital in a workplace harassment and wrongful termination lawsuit.  The physician assistant alleged that the work environment was filled with sexually inappropriate conduct, bullying and intimidation of women. 

NV – A federal jury ordered Roche Pharmaceuticals to pay over $1.8 million to a former sales manager in a retaliation lawsuit.  The jury found that the former employee was retaliated against for complaining about what he reasonably perceived to be age discrimination.  

IA – The U.S. Department of Labor has settled a hiring discrimination case with NCS Pearson Inc., a federal government contractor.  The suit alleged that the company was systematically discriminating against Asian job applicants in its Iowa City facility.  The company will pay $100,000 in back wages and interest to 67 job applicants. 

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