Something’s fishy in aftermath of Tampa discrimination trial — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily

Something’s fishy in aftermath of Tampa discrimination trial

Get PDF file

by on
in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources

Trevor Johnston, who served on a jury last April that awarded to a former employee of Ernie Haire Ford $5.8 million for age discrimination, claims someone from the Tampa dealership later offered him a bribe to report juror misconduct.

Johnston told Hillsborough County detectives that Greg Balasco, a manager at the Ford dealership, approached him in a North Tampa Wal-Mart and offered him $75,000 to claim a juror somehow threw the trial. But detectives found that Balasco couldn’t have tendered a bribe. He was on a chartered fishing boat at the time.

Johnston said it might have been someone else. He refused to take a lie detector test. Finally, Johnston confessed to making a false police report. But he then recanted, saying he had been pressured into confessing.

Maybe it’s time to throw this one back.

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: