Late in 2017, a Norfolk County Superior Court jury awarded a 65-year-old plaintiff, James Beresford, $1.2 million in an age discrimination lawsuit against his former employer, Charles River Automotive (“CRA”) and CRA’s general manager Mark Gentile. The jury verdict awarded Beresford $317,780 in back pay, $285,000 in front pay, and $602,780 in punitive damages.
Employment Law For Individuals | Discrimination & Harassment Claims
WLG has extensive experience practicing in the area of workplace discrimination in state and federal agencies and courts, as well as mediation and arbitration. Examples of discrimination matters that WLG handles include claims based on the following protected categories under federal and state law:
- Disability / handicap
- Gender / sex
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
- National origin
- Military service or leave
- Leaves of absence (such as FMLA, disability accommodation, maternity or medical leaves)
- Sexual harassment
- Harassment based on any other protected category
Contact WLG to discuss your potential discrimination claim.
*It is very important to recognize that employment discrimination claims have very short statutes of limitations (in some cases, as short as just 180 days), so regardless of who you choose as a lawyer be sure to pay attention to the applicable filing deadline.