An employee sued a company for discrimination in violation of Title VII, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. The employee alleged that he was wrongfully terminated when he complained to his supervisors that co-workers had made disparaging remarks relating to his ethnic background. The plaintiff was awarded $250,000 in damages.
A sales clerk sued the seed company she worked for, alleging sexual harassment and retaliation. Specifically, she claimed that her manager had sexually harassed her and that, after she complained, she was transferred to a different store and was fired. The claim settled for $150,000.
A class-action suit was brought against a Medical Lab, when employees sued for unpaid overtime wages and retaliation. The plaintiffs alleged they were due overtime pay and were terminated. The resulting claim was settled for $2,500,000.
A former Miller Brewing Company executive was awarded $26,600,000 by a Wisconsin state jury for wrongful termination. He was terminated after a female colleague complained about his recounting of a racy episode of the Seinfeld television show at the office. The jury found that the incident was not sexual harassment. Miller argued that it made its decision to fire the executive due to his poor performance. However, the jury did not afford this explanation any credibility.
A 63 year old school administrator was terminated for cause, as a result of missing 15 days of work due to illness. The employee sued for age discrimination and was awarded $55,000 in damages. The school district was found to be in violation on its own policy regarding sick leave.
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