Here’s a lesson to pass on to managers and supervisors: Employees who win
Recent case: Melissa Brown claimed she was fired from her job with Nutrition Services because she was pregnant. She sued, charging she had been denied her right to take .
A jury agreed with her, awarding $74,000 in back pay after a seven-day trial.
But that wasn’t the end of the matter. The court more than doubled the jury award and added her attorneys’ fees and costs, for a total tab of $318,000. (Brown v. Nutrition Management Services, No. 06-2034, ED PA, 2009)
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