$250,000 – Woman Claims Medical/Disability Discrimination and Harassment by a Hardware Company

While employed by defendant hardware company, plaintiff was in a car accident and received an injury to her neck. As a result of the injury to her neck plaintiff missed days at work. She was then fired. Winer, McKenna, & Burritt were retained and alleged that plaintiff was fired as a result of her medical condition/disability which was a wrongful termination. The defense claimed that plaintiff was terminated because she could not get along with her co-workers and for poor performance. In discovery, Winer, McKenna, & Burritt found company e-mails that indicated plaintiff was fired as a result of her disability. The case then settled.

RESULT: Settlement in favor of plaintiff $250,000.