The year 2020 is finally behind us! We might not be able to breathe a sigh of relief just yet but the beginning of a new year is still a good time to pause and review your labor and employment law compliance for the year. COVID-19 is still with us and demanding our attention but
2018 New Year’s Resolutions For Lowering the Risk of Employment Litigation
When Jackson Lewis litigation attorneys looked back at cases, trials, and verdicts from the past year, we observed how companies can make themselves less of a target for claims. Below are some New Year’s resolutions that can help lower the risk of employment litigation:
- Train managers. Train employees. Keep a record of the training, including
Company Defeats $6 Million Whistleblower Claim at Trial
A California jury in Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles, has ruled against an avionics technician, who filed a $6 million whistleblower claim against SpaceX – Elon Musk’s rocket startup company. Blasdell v. Space Exploration Technologies Corp., et al., No. BC615112.
Plaintiff Jason Blasdell alleged that his employment with…
Jury Awards $6.45 Million To Two Plaintiffs for Hostile Work Environment Claims
A jury in the Northern District of Illinois has awarded two plaintiffs $6.45 million in damages, $6 million of which was allocated to punitive damages, clearly signaling that, regardless of statutory caps, juries do not look favorably upon employers who ignore employee complaints of sexual harassment.
In Davis v. Packer Engineering, Inc., No. 1:11-cv-07923,…