Courts’ common sense means money back for victorious employer

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in Discrimination and Harassment,Employment Law,Human Resources

In two recent decisions, our firm, Bond Schoeneck & King, was successful in recovering monetary relief for employers that had either been victimized by employee wrongdoing or unsuccessfully sued by employees.

We covered the first case last month in “Payback time: Employer wanted its money back—and got it!” This month, we’ll take a look at a case in which an employer recovered substantial court costs because a court applied plain-old common sense when it looked at existing rules. This time, the employer got a win in court—plus a nice “bonus” amounting to $58,000.

$50,000 worth of transcripts

After an approximately one-month trial in November 2005, a jury in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York returned a verdict in favor of the town of Huntington, which had been sued by William Perks for sexual harassment, discrimination, hostile work environment and retaliation. The town was our firm’s clien...(register to read more)

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