Posts Categorized: Settlements

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

Last updated September 30, 2018. Getting by in today’s economy can be a real challenge. Despite economic improvements over the last nine years, finding a new job after a termination or lay-off can still take weeks, months, or even longer. As a result, even workers with emergency savings must often apply to the New Jersey… Read more »

7 Rules for Surviving Your Employment Claim Deposition

Deposition Questions NJ NY

Last updated Jan. 30, 2018. Some employment claims are settled with employers without resorting to a lawsuit.  The rest are litigated through the judicial system, beginning with an attorney filing a formal complaint in court on behalf of the employee.  If the claim proceeds far enough without settling, it is almost a guarantee that the… Read more »

I Signed What? What Happens When Your Employment Lawsuit is Subject to an Arbitration Clause

Arbitration Agreement

Last updated April 21, 2018. I have been representing employees in discrimination, retaliation, and whistle-blower claims against employers for two decades now. On several occasions, clients who steeled themselves to take the fight to court were astonished to learn that they had no lawsuit because they had unwittingly waived their right to trial. In other… Read more »

Are Discrimination Lawsuit Settlements Taxable?

Discrimination Settlements Taxable

Last updated March 13, 2018. 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… Read more »

Discrimination Lawsuit Settlements: How Much Can I Sue My Employer For?

Discrimination Lawsuit Settlement Calculator NJ

Last updated Nov. 28, 2017. When I initially consult with new clients, one of the first things they want to know is how much money they can expect to recover by filing an employment claim. It’s a very good question. In fact, the potential value of your claim is one of the critical issues in… 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 »