February 14, 2014: Employment Rights Attorney Kevin M. Costello, Esq., a member in the New Jersey Employment Rights Law Firm of Costello & Mains, obtained a $150.000.00 verdict in a sexual harassment trial concluded in Camden County, New Jersey, on February 7, 2014. "We're very proud of the result," Kevin says, "because this case was hard-fought. At no time did these defendants want to discuss settlement, and they were aggressive in offering witnesses and evidence suggesting the harassment didn't occur."
The case involved sexual and racial harassment directed at a female server by her employer, the owner of a south Jersey dining establishment. "Some pretty awful language was at issue," Kevin says, "though the defendant, along with his witnesses, denied that it happened." As well, the plaintiff in the matter contended that she was discharged in retaliation for resisting the harassment, and that she lost several weeks of work as a result. The final verdict was in the amount of $50,000.00 in compensatory damages and an additional $100,000.00 in punitive damages. An application for additional damages for the plaintiff's attorney fees is also pending.
The employment and civil rights law attorneys at Costello & Mains, LLC, are dedicated to protecting the rights of New Jersey workers, students and families. If you suspect that your employment, educational or civil rights have been violated, visit http://www.costellomains.com/ today for a free legal evaluation of your claim. We protect everyone from Wage and Hour abuse, Prevailing Wage abuse, Workplace Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Workplace Discrimination, Workplace Harassment and from Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation and in Schools, on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, transgendered status, ethnicity, military service, parental status, national origin, disability, national origin and handicap.
Kevin Costello and Deborah Mains have been fighting for the rights of the workers and families of New Jersey for nearly 40 years between them, having counseled and represented unions, workers, students and their families for their entire careers. They can fight your employment rights, harassment, retaliation, discrimination or wrongful discharge claim in Court. If you have questions about employment rights in New Jersey, visit http://www.costellomains.com/.