Zatuchni & Associates recently negotiated a $275,000 settlement of a school teacher’s wrongful termination claim based on her free speech rights. The teacher, who was a Union President, was fired from her school district after filing grievances and unfair labor practice charges against the School Principal. The School District maintained that the teacher was terminated due to an economic reduction in force. The settlement was reached after an extensive settlement conference held by the assignment judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey.
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Recently, Zatuchni & Associates negotiated a $200,000 settlement of an employee’s age discrimination and retaliation claims. The employee in question worked for over two decades as a clerk for a Fortune-500 shipping company. He alleged that, once he reached his sixties, his managers began subjecting him to a string of bogus disciplines in order to get him fired. In particular, he alleged that management issued him a citation, and ultimately terminated him, for failing to provide a doctor’s note excusing his absence from work, when in fact the employee had provided such a note on several occasions.