ZSWS achieved a jury verdict on behalf of an employer client on a claim of retaliation
Patrick Shoulders and Jean Blanton, Partners, acquired a defense verdict on behalf of client-employer, who employs over 100 employees, on a claim for retaliation following a reduction in force. The original Complaint asserted a claim for age discrimination, but Shoulders and Blanton acquired an order granting the employer summary judgment on the discrimination claim. The Plaintiff asserted that the employer retaliated against her for filing a Charge of Discrimination and a lawsuit by failing to rehire the Plaintiff, despite the re-hire of other employees subjected to the reduction in force. The jury deliberated for less than an hour before returning a defense verdict in favor of the firm’s client.