Posts Categorized: Settlements

Will Collecting Unemployment Reduce the Size of My Employment Lawsuit Verdict?

Getting by in today’s economy can be a real challenge.  As such, after a termination or lay-off, even workers with emergency savings often apply to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development for unemployment benefits.  These payments, calculated as a percentage of your average weekly earnings during a base period, can help tide… Read more »

Is My Employment Case Settlement Taxable? Some Considerations for the Layperson.

So you’ve finally settled your employment lawsuit – what a relief! Now you don’t have to concern yourself with the strength of your case, the pace at which it is proceeding, or whether or not it will resolve without a trial. You do, unfortunately, have to concern yourself with the tax implications of your settlement…. Read more »

Zatuchni & Associates Obtains $200K Settlement For Age Discrimination Claim

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.

$190K Settlement Reached In Age Discrimination Claim

Zatuchni & Associates is delighted to announce that it secured a $190,000 settlement for a client’s age discrimination claim.  The client in question was a long-standing salesperson for a large, multi-national pharmaceutical company.  In her suit, she alleged that, once she reached her fifties, the company targeted her with false discipline/negative performance reviews as part… Read more »

Zatuchni & Associates Negotiates $200K Whistleblower Settlement

Zatuchni & Associates recently obtained $200,000 in settlement of an employee’s “whistleblower” claim, filed under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA).  The employee, who worked at a chain grocery store, alleged that he witnessed his manager re-packaging and selling products that were well past their expiration dates.  The employee further alleged that his… Read more »