A Las Vegas pharmaceutical drug sales executive has won his age discrimination lawsuit against drug company Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. Randy Dossat sued the company in 2009, claiming he had an excellent employment record and regularly earned performance-based raises since joining the company in 1997 as a division sales manager. But starting in 2006, according to his lawsuit, his new manager repeatedly referred to him as “old school,” inappropriately commented on his “tenure” with the company and suggested he was not a proper fit for the “new environment.”
Dossat perceived these comments as being discriminatory because of his age, 55 at the time, and believed they violated the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act. When he complained to higher-ups in the company, he claims they did not conduct a proper and thorough investigation and that he was subjected to unlawful retaliation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. After a hotly contested trial, a federal jury on March 5th awarded Mr. Dossat $168,000 for lost pay and $1.7 million in damages for mental or emotional pain and suffering for a total verdict of $1,868,000.
The law offices of Esteban-Trinidad Law in Las Vegas and Bononi Law Group in Los Angeles represented the Plaintiff in this case and did a very good job.
Source: Las Vegas Sun
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