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Hastey v. Mattel

Practice Area: Employment and 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 year’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 client’s agreement not to appeal.

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