Practice Area:Employment / Labor
Outcome:Resolved following bench trial
Description:Second-chaired three-week bench trial involving husband and wife who were laid off on the same day. Claims included pregnancy, gender, marital status, and associational discrimination. The Court awarded the wife economic damages of approximately one yearâ€™s salary, despite lack of re-employment for twice that long, extensive emotional distress evidence, and direct evidence of discriminatory intent. The parties subsequently settled, in exchange for clientâ€™s agreement not to appeal.