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Tag Archives: wrongful termination

Record $167.7 million awarded for sex harassment

In the largest verdict to an individual employment plaintiff in United States history, a California jury awarded $167.7 million last February to a cardiac surgery physician assistant who suffered sexual harassment and wrongful termination.

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Defamation case exposes social media controversy

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A Massachusetts judge’s refusal to issue an injunction in a suit involving a car dealership allegedly defamed by the relatives of an ex-employee demonstrates the struggle for courts that are asked to strike a balance between the First Amendment and ...

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Fry’s pays $2.3 million to settle harassment complaint

Fry’s Electronics, which operates 17 stores in California, will pay $2.3 million to settle sexual harassment and retaliation complaints arising from incidents at a store in Washington. The EEOC had charged the company with tolerating harassment of a young salesperson ...

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Former principal wins, then loses, $155.7 million verdict

The former principal of a successful charter school has won a disputed $155.7 million verdict against the city manager for destroying her reputation. However, the plaintiff lost her courtroom victory three days after the verdict when the trial judge erased the entire award, finding that the manager who fired her was entitled to absolute immunity.

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EEOC sues for discrimination against bipolar employee

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Denver alleging that a large retail food company refused to accommodate and unlawfully fired a receptionist at its headquarters because she had bipolar disorder.

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